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SERVPRO of Wilson County Protecting your Lebanon Business

10/27/2020 (Permalink)

water standing large commercial water loss

Sooner or later, almost every business will suffer some type of loss from water damage. Whether it’s a broken water pipe or a leaky roof, or a flood. Because most water damage arises from unexpected events, losses can be quite severe, and can significantly harm your business.

In addition to damaging your equipment and property, a water damage loss can result in downtime and even loss of business income. Failure to have a plan in place to handle a water damage loss can be catastrophic and cause you to turn to professionals for Commercial Restoration in Mount Juliet - SERVPRO in Wilson County. Let’s learn what’s important to your organization to help it keep water damage from overtaking your property.

What Should Your Plan Be?

Having a water damage response kit on-hand for the off-chance that you experience a water leak will allow for a faster response in case of an accidental water incident. Items that might be included in your kit includes:

- High-volume wet vacuum

- Discharge hose at least 30 feet long, to be used with the wet vacuum

- Heavy-duty sorbent brooms

- Wide rubber squeegee

- Filled sandbags (depending on the prospective severity of need)

Make sure to store these kits in areas where you’ll need them quickly, such as security or mechanical rooms. Train your staff to know how to use the items in the kit so that they will be prepared at a moment’s notice.

What to Do If You Experience Water Damage.

Once you’ve located the leak or water intrusion, relocate affected employees contain the spread of water with your flood control kits if it’s safe to do so. Make sure to identify and shut off electrical equipment threatened by water and try to remove the water within 72 hours to prevent mold damage. Be sure to also call your insurance company to document the water damage for insurance purposes. Even if the amount of the damages is lower than your deductible, it’s still a good idea to document everything before undertaking any major changes.

Protecting Your Lebanon Business.

Flooding is a common challenge many businesses face in Lebanon, TN. By taking proactive measures to deter the risk of flood, you can minimize potential damage a flood can cause and help ensure that your business prevails. If you’ve been affected by water damage in your organization, call SERVPRO of Wilson County today at (615) 449-5000 for rapid consultation. Our experienced team responds quickly and does what’s right so you can get back to business as usual after water damage.

SERVPRO of Wilson County Preventing Commercial Loss

10/27/2020 (Permalink)

Commercial office Preventing Commercial Water damage

Water damage in the workplace may not only prevent you from doing business. It can also put the health and safety of your employees at risk. The moment you spot signs of commercial water damage, it’s important to take action immediately. While some water damage issues are inevitable, most problems can be prevented when the cause of water damage is found earlier. To prevent commercial property loss and the need to call for Commercial Restoration in Mount Juliet, make sure to read the proactive measures that are listed in this article.

Test Your Floor Drains

Test drains in garages, bathrooms, and basements by pouring water into them. If they’re not draining quickly, use a line snake to clear debris or call a plumber for service. Test culverts, gutters, and downspouts too to be sure they are open and clear of debris so that water is channeled away from the foundation.

Do a Visual Inspection

If your property has exterior stucco siding, do a quick visual inspection. Should you find any cracks 1/8″ wide or larger, have them repaired by a professional as this may affect water tightness. Inspect foundation and basement walls for cracks. Watermarks near cracks could be signs of recent leaks and future risks. Use a concrete patch to repair cracks or consult an expert.

Seal Cracks and Gaps

Seal any cracks, holes, or other gaps in your building’s exterior and foundation to ensure that cold air doesn’t penetrate your building and warm air doesn’t escape. Caulk, weather stripping, and other sealants can be used to make your building more energy-efficient and reduce the risk of frozen pipes.

Put More Stock in Water Damage Prevention

It’s easy to see that water damage prevention is a lot cheaper than restoration. To prevent water damage from getting worse, have professionals inspect your property at least once a year. If you see signs of water damage in your commercial property, call the professionals at SERVPRO of Wilson County at (615) 449-5000 right away. Fixing the root cause of water damage should stop it from getting worse.

SERVPRO of Wilson County - When Should I Call My Agent?

10/26/2020 (Permalink)

Bucket of Cleaning Stuff Cleaning stuff in bucket with logo

If your company’s interior has water damage, it can be overwhelming to know what to do first. Your initial stress will likely come from the awareness that your property is flooded, your ceiling is bulging, or your toilets are overflowing. Once that sinks in, further anxiety arrives as you try to play damage control and minimize any further destruction to your property.

After a deep breath and turning off the electricity and water supply to your business should a burst or leaking pipe be the possible culprit, it’s time to pick up the phone. But who do you call first? The calls you need to consider sooner than later are to your insurance agent - and/or the most trusted professional in Commercial Restoration in Mount Juliet SERVPRO Wilson County - (615) 449-5000.

Can You Stop or Control the Incoming Water?

If you answered no, your first call needs to be to a professional immediately. Most likely that person will be a plumber or an appliance repair person. A plumber can tend to all water systems in your home, including water, sewage, and drainage pipes, as well as many appliances, such as dishwashers or washing machines.

Is the Water Source Fixed or Just Contained?

At this point, the broken water source should be under control, but that doesn’t mean the problem is necessarily fixed. For example, if you shut off the water supply to a leaky pipe, the pipe needs to be repaired or replaced in order to turn the water back on without incurring more water damage.

If you’re still having issues after trying to troubleshoot the issue for many hours or days, it’s best to get a team in there that really understands what’s going on. This is why if you’re stuck in the predicament of whether or not to call the team at SERVPRO of Wilson County today at (615) 449-5000 for a commercial consultation, err to the side of caution and call one of our agents for guidance.

Responding to Commercial Losses | SERVPRO® of Wilson County

7/24/2020 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of Wilson County Large Loss trained professionals

SERVPRO of Wilson County is uniquely equipped to handle both residential and commercial losses. In a commercial loss it requires an experienced team with an extremely large bandwidth. The challenge that most restoration companies experience is they only have the capacity to handle residential or commercial losses.

At SERVPRO of Wilson County, we have strategically grown our business around providing quality service to our residential clients; but also to our commercial clients.

In working with our commercial clients we ensure that we have an agreed upon scope, a set timeline, and clear expectations to ensure that we can provide the best quality.

Prior to the completion of any large loss, we ask that each of our customers share their experience and provide a true customer satisfaction.

If you have experienced fire or water damage, we are always here to help!

Call our restoration experts 24⁄7 so we can address your damages quickly.

No loss too big | SERVPRO® of Wilson County

7/24/2020 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of Wilson County Large Loss Team responding to a large loss

At SERVPRO of Wilson County we are often asked, “how large of a loss is too large?” The answer to that is, no loss is too big. Due to the infrastructure that we have built our franchise is equipped to handle any loss regardless of the size. In fact, just this year we have facility losses that have ranged from 100 square feet to over 1,000,000 square feet of affected areas. As we continue to work alongside our partners at our Corporate headquarters, we are working daily to increase the capacity to respond even more rapidly and efficiently to large losses. Part of this strategic growth has been accomplished by creating a dedicated team solely to the development and production of large loss jobs. If you are a commercial client that is looking to learn more about how we can help reach out to our Large Loss team today!

If you have experienced fire or water damage, we are always here to help! Call our restoration experts247 so we can address your damages quickly.

Be Sure That Your Business Is Prepared for an Emergency | SERVPRO® of Wilson County

3/20/2020 (Permalink)

office furniture and supplies submerged under water in an office room Taking measures to reduce the time that your business is closed is crucial for any company.

Being aware of any potential hazards to your business is a very important skill, and it is especially wise to consider the impact that a natural disaster can have.

Preparedness can make the disaster recovery process much easier and help you avoid common financial pitfalls that many business owners face in their wake. By gaining an understanding of how prepared your business is, you can better determine where you can improve upon your efforts.

By breaking disaster preparedness down into three main categories, it makes it much easier to stay organized and understand what efforts you should take to protect your investment. Here are the main things to consider when preparing your business for a disaster:

Your Commercial Insurance Coverage

Adequate insurance coverage is something that is extremely important for a business regardless of whether a disaster is a possibility or not, but considering the impact that one can have makes it especially crucial. Many commercial policies are not enough to protect against disaster damage—specifics are excluded in some cases, and there are often gaps in what is covered at all. Be aware of what is built into your policy so you can know where additional coverage might be a wise investment.

Your Emergency Plan and Supply Kit

If a disaster is suddenly on the horizon, executing an evacuation plan quickly is the best way to keep you and your employees safe. Be sure to practice multiple scenarios and utilize multiple exits for the most accurate practice you can get. Additionally, keep your office emergency kit stocked with enough supplies for every staff member in case you must await assistance instead of evacuating.

Your Plan for Restoration and Recovery

If your business sustains damage due to a disaster, restoration may be necessary and require an interruption in operations. Understandably, doing this as quickly as possible is top priority for business owners, which is why we recommend determining what disaster restoration specialist you would like to use in advance. Additionally, be aware of your options for disaster loan assistance from the Small Business Administration to aid in recovery.

How an Emergency Readiness Profile can save thousands.| SERVPRO® of Wilson County

10/20/2019 (Permalink)

Throughout business we are always preparing for the unexpected, which is why most of us carry insurance policies. Most of the time an insurance policy is only good in the end to cover our losses, but how can we be more proactive?

Most often that is by developing contingency plans for when disaster strikes. At SERVPRO, we work hand in hand with our commercial accounts to ensure that, in addition to those steps, a through plan is created by an Emergency Readiness Profile.


The Emergency Readiness Profile is a tool that we use to identify the proper procedure for mitigating losses and quickly having our crews on site. The quicker that we can have our trained professionals on site, the less damage that your building and property will incur.

To have your facilities prepared by creating an ERP, please contact our Sales Department!

Effects of Poor Air Quality in the Work Place| SERVPRO® of Wilson County

10/14/2019 (Permalink)

Man sitting a at desk looking at  computer Worker doing an inspection

In most business, employees spend the majority of their day at their desks. In an ideal environment you want your employees to be able to enjoy the time they spend at work.

The most common cause of employee fatigue is due to poor air quality in the workplace. It is recommended that you have a professional service your duct system annually at the very least, to ensure that your are providing the best quality air for your employees.

Poor air quality can affect your employees with the following symptoms :

  1. Headaches
  2. Nausea
  3. Shortness of breath
  4. Allergy-like symptoms
  5. Irritation of eyes, nose, throat or skin

By properly cleaning your ducts, you increase the air quality for your employees and can in turn increase the productivity of your workforce!

When It Comes to Restoration, Make the Right Choice | SERVPRO® of Wilson County

10/7/2019 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of Wilson County's green work van with SERVPRO logo at clean up site A quick response from SERVPRO of Wilson County ensures your Restoration and Clean-up needs are professionally completed.

The surprising discovery of damage can cause homeowners to be confused about what their next steps should be. While it will always be a headache, deciding what restoration company to work with ahead of time can have a big impact on reducing stress.

By doing your research and choosing a company in advance, you can know immediately what to do should damage occur.

4 Keys to Look for in a Restoration Company

The information surrounding restoration companies can be overwhelming, so it is important to know what to prioritize. Here are some tips for making the right choice in restoration:

Check the Extent of Their Work

When it comes to purifying the air of hazardous soot particles following a fire or being able to treat water-related structural damage, choosing a company that can handle a full restoration will go a long way. By being certified in all types of restoration, we can operate the tools and utilize the techniques necessary to ensure your home is fully treated and restored.

Be Aware of Their Business Hours

When you are stressed about damage to your home, getting in touch with your restoration company quickly is important. That is why we have implemented an emergency line that is open 24 hours, so you can call us at any hour and have our team respond.

Know What Their Training Involves

The technicians tasked with your home restoration are the most important influence on the quality of work. Because we base all of our training on restoration industry standards, you can have peace of mind to know our technicians are fully trained and ready for any disaster.

Understand Their Ability to Scale

In the case of large disasters, the ability to scale is essential for keeping up a high standard of restoration. Because we have a nationwide network of locations, we can band together to ensure we treat large-scale disasters with the same level of care as any small job we do.

If you have experienced storm damage, we are always here to help! Call our restoration experts 247 so we can address your damages quickly.

How Professional Carpet Cleaning Impacts Business | SERVPRO® of Wilson County

6/19/2019 (Permalink)

Making an effort in your business appearance will influence your employees to also take care of their work area.

What message are your business’ carpets sending to your employees and those who come into your workplace?

The importance of commercial carpet cleaning is often underestimated. Dirty carpets can have a bigger impact on companies and their employees than most people realize.

A successful business must consider, not only the appearance of their building, but how dirty carpeting can affect the health of employees. Also it’s worth mentioning, a dirty office with soiled carpets creates an uncomfortable work area and can kill motivation. If you own or manage a business that has customers or clients that enter your work space, it is crucial to make a good impression. What are your carpets saying about you?

You might not even realize how services like commercial carpet cleaning can benefit your business. Here are seven advantages of the service.

Increased Productivity

Creating a nice, clean work environment makes a big impact on your employees’ overall feelings about work. Nothing is more encouraging than an employer who is passionate about his own business. Making an effort in your business’s appearance will influence your employees to also take care of their work area and feel more at ease at work.

Employees work harder and take more pride in their work when they know their workplace is well-cared for. Hiring a professional carpet cleaner to keep rugs and carpets clean shows employees that the business owner takes pride in the workplace environment.

Gain Customers and Keep Them Coming

Let's face it, appearances matter when it comes to attracting and keeping customers. Your products or services may be amazing, but as long as your business looks dirty, grungy and unkempt it will deter customers. After all, you don’t take care of your business then it’s likely customers will get the impression your services or products are second-rate.

Keeping the carpets clean will help your business to look beautiful so that customers will want to come inside, stay longer and potentially spend more money while they are there. And, we all know the survival of any business is repeat customers.

Higher Quality Cleaning by Professionals

Some companies attempt to make their employees do the carpet cleaning. You take the risk in damaging or tearing carpets if the process isn’t done properly. Every style of carpet requires specific chemicals and water temperature that only professional carpet cleaners have access to and are trained on how to use.

Employees who don’t have the necessary skills for carpet cleaning may be nervous about accidentally damaging the carpet, causing them to clean it less frequently than recommended. Not to mention, you’ll need a storage area to keep the cleaning equipment.

Having a professional clean the carpets typically entails a more thorough cleaning process then someone who has no training and will end up having a more lasting effect.

Commercial Carpet Cleaning for the Win

Believe it or not, clean carpets play a role in your business’ success. Your business’ appearance tells your employees that you take pride in your workplace, as should they. This could mean an increase productivity, and a positive attitude towards their workplace.

You could increase profits based on the fact customers will want to stay longer, and potentially spend more money.  

You want to do everything you can to ensure your business thrives. Make sure your carpets are sending the right message.

The SERVPRO of Wilson County team specializes in cleaning - and one thing our team likes to clean is carpets for your commercial business!

A dirty carpet isn’t something any business wants to have. It looks unprofessional and unkept. Luckily, our SERVPRO of Wilson County team is here to help.

If you believe that it’s time for your carpets to be professionally cleaned, give SERVPRO® of Wilson County a call today.

Prepare for Fires in the Workplace

6/14/2019 (Permalink)

Having fire extinguishers available can avoid widespread damage to your business and injuries.

Protecting your business or workplace by teaching about electrical fire safety and putting safety plans into place is always a great idea. Accidents happen, and that’s why being prepared is key. If you can extinguish the fire with fire extinguisher or blanket before it gets out-of-hand, that would be best to limit the amount of damage. Be prepared to think quickly and determine if the fire can be put out without risk of injury or endangering any of your coworkers. Always put employee safety first. It’s important to know smoke inhalation can be fatal. Fire can spread quickly, and it can produce dangerous amounts of smoke. Smoke inhalation is the cause of death in home fires than the actual fire. Not to mention, smoke causes just as much damage to the business as the fire itself. There is a five second rule of thumb that fire fighters use. They say that if you cannot extinguish a fire within five seconds then dial 9-1-1 and evacuate. Be sure to have an updated employee evacuation plan in place, and make sure to have routine fire drills so your employees know exactly what to do. After the fire is put out and everyone is accounted for and safe, you can always count on your friendly neighborhood experts at SERVPRO of Wilson County to help you put your business back together.

Here are a list of things to have established in a place of business when it comes to fire safety. Fire Marshals look for these items. These items are ultimately for your safety, and the safety of your employees and coworkers.

Make Sure You Have Clear Paths Make sure all exits are not obstructed in any way. Multiple, clear exits in the event of a fire will increase the likelihood that everyone is able to get out safely.

Emergency Exit Lights In the event of a fire, your workplace may lose power or have very little visibility due to heavy smoke. For these reasons, clearly marked paths of egress are required.

Fire Extinguishers are a MUST Fire extinguishers are crucial in stopping a small fire before it grows larger, avoiding widespread damage to your business and injuries to your staff or customers. That's why fire marshals pay special attention to verify that they are in compliance.

Fire Sprinkler System Water Supply For this system to function correctly, not only must the sprinkler deflectors have the proper clearance, the water must flow as it should when called upon to extinguish a fire. The fire marshal will examine the critical components of the sprinkler system water supply, to determine that they are in good working order.

Electrical Panels Since electrical panels have live current running through them, any potentially flammable items (like cardboard boxes stored too close to the panel) make sure you can get to the panels without having to move anything. 

Proper Storage of Combustible Liquids Combustible materials and liquids represent a special fire hazard and must be treated accordingly. These will provide fuel to any fire and they pose a significant risk to your facility, including explosion potential, so proper measures must be taken at all times.

Maximum Occupancy Limits Your building has a maximum occupancy limit which has been put in place for a reason. If a fire were to occur, this is the number of people who could safely evacuate the premises in a timely fashion.

If you’ve been affected by a fire, know that SERVPRO® of Wilson County hits all the above qualifications and more. Contact us today to learn how we’re able to make it “Like it never even happened.”

Protecting Your Business From Fire | SERVPRO® of Wilson County

3/20/2019 (Permalink)

When you own a business, you must also take safety precautions for your business, employees and visitors. One thing you need to consider and spend a little extra time planning for and working toward is fire prevention.

<h4of-commercial-structure-fires">Causes of Commercial Structure Fires

The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) reports that the leading causes of structure fires in office properties from 2007–2011 were (in order):

  1. Cooking equipment, 29% of fires
  2. Electrical distribution and lighting equipment, 12% of fires
  3. Heating equipment, 11% of fires
  4. Intentional, 10% of fires
  5. Smoking materials, 9% of fires
  6. Exposure, 4% of fires
  7. Electronic, office or entertainment equipment, 3% of fires

Of those causes, intentional, exposure, and electrical distribution and lighting equipment accounted for the most property damage with 20%, 18% and 15% respectively.

In 2007, the Bureau of Labor Statistics found that fires and explosions accounted for 3% of all workplace fatalities.

In studying more recent numbers, the NFPA estimates that during the period from 2007–2011, U.S. fire departments responded to an average of 3,340 fires involving office properties per year. Those fires were responsible for an annual average of four deaths, 44 injuries and $112 million in direct property damage.

<h4your-business">Protecting Your Business

So what are some of the many steps you can take to protect your business from the risk of fires? By focusing on fire risk assessment, fire prevention and staff education, you will be working to reduce the chance of a fire breaking out.

You should make an assessment of any fire hazard risks in your facility. In some locations, the local government may have a fire marshal who can visit your establishment to help identify these risks and provide guidance on your fire prevention plan.

You’ll want to make sure that the right fire protection equipment is in place. This includes an automatic sprinkler system, smoke detectors and fire extinguishers on each floor.

Most importantly, consider your employees and visitors. Creating a fire plan and reviewing it with your staff will ensure that everyone knows what to do in the event of a fire. Conduct fire drills at least once a year to keep that fire safety protocol fresh in their minds, and take time to review evacuation plans and the location of first-aid kit.

Despite best efforts with fire prevention and safety tips, the worst could always happen at your business. If a fire has damaged your business, SERVPRO® of Wilson County is available to help make it "Like it never even happened."

Commercial Fire Extinguisher

10/19/2018 (Permalink)

All of us at SERVPRO of Wilson County hope your business stays safe from fire.  If the worst happens, we are experts in cleaning fire damage and smoke damage.

Just to be safe, SERVPRO of Wilson County recommends you keep, maintain, and know how to use fire extinguishers. 

A fire-extinguisher may prevent fire damage and smoke damage from spreading throughout the office.

If you see a small fire that you can take care of yourself, use the following tips.  If you have any worries, you and everyone should leave the house and call 9-1-1 when you are outside.

SERVPRO of Wilson County wants you to know that you can try to fight a small fire only if:

  • You can get to the fire extinguisher quickly. Fire is fast. Fire damage and smoke damage are less painful than personal injuries
  • You have the right class of fire extinguisher
  • You know how to use the fire extinguisher

SERVPRO of Wilson County explains Types of Commercial Fire Extinguishers:

Classes A, B, and C fire extinguishers are found in both homes and businesses

  • Class A is for cloth, wood, and paper
  • Class B is for liquids that can burst into flame or explode, such as grease, gasoline, oil, or oil-based paints
  • Class C is for electrical equipment like computers, tools, or anything else that is plugged in
  • Most home-improvement stores sell multi-purpose fire extinguishers: Classes A:B:C
  • Class D is for metals that can burst into flame. Class D fire extinguishers are usually needed only in some factories
  • Class K is for vegetable and animal oils and fats that are in cooking appliances. Commercial kitchens (restaurants, cafeterias, catering businesses) often use them

Links:

https://www.usfa.fema.gov/prevention/

https://www.usfa.fema.gov/prevention/outreach/extinguishers.html

Flood Insurance-NFIP-Commercial

10/10/2018 (Permalink)

The National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) provides flood insurance.  The NFIP doesn’t sell insurance.  Flood insurance  should be purchased from an insurance agent.

SERVPRO of Wilson County is interested in helping businesses in our community become more educated on flood insurance. According to FEMA, 40% of small businesses do not reopen after experiencing a devastating flood.

Things to know in Wilson County including Lebanon and Mt Juliet. Check to see if you might be required to have flood insurance.

  • All agencies in Wilson County charge the same for flood insurance providing the same rating criteria is used
  • Standard commercial insurance doesn’t pay for flood damage
  • The NFIP sets the rates
  • Rates depend on:
    • whether you live in a flood plain
    • flood risk in your area
    • building’s age
    • building’s construction
  • Building property insurance covers the building
  • Personal property insurance covers the building’s contents
  • NFIP suggests you need both types
  • Policies go into effect 30 days after purchase
  • The NFIP help center number is 1-800-427-4661

SERVPRO of Wilson County recommends the following:

Check whether or not your area participates in the NFIP

  • Check whether or not your area is part of the Community Rating System. The NFIP might have a discount
  • Talk to your insurance agent when you need to make changes

Make sure your business is protected from the devastation that comes with unwanted flooding in your office.

Links:

https://www.usa.gov/property-insurance

www.fema.gov

Fire Extinguisher Use for Your Commercial Property

10/9/2018 (Permalink)

All of us at SERVPRO of Wilson County never anticipate a fire. If the worst happens, we are experts in cleaning the damage left by smoke and fire in your home or commercial space.

Fire extinguishers may help prevent fire damage or smoke damage, but only if you know how to use them.

SERVPRO of Wilson County wants to share these tips from FEMA. You can try to fight a small fire only if:

  • You have alerted others in the building that there is a fire
  • Someone has called the fire department
  • You are physically able to use a fire extinguisher
  • The fire is small and contained (like a wastebasket)
  • You are safe from the fire’s smoke
  • You have a clear escape route

How to Use a Fire Extinguisher: SERVPRO of Wilson County suggests you remember PASS:

Pull the pin. Hold the extinguisher with the nozzle pointing away from you and release the locking mechanism

Aim at the base of the fire

Squeeze the lever slowly and evenly

Sweep the nozzle side to side

Links:

https://www.usfa.fema.gov/prevention/

https://www.usfa.fema.gov/prevention/outreach/extinguishers.html

Restoring Your Wilson County Commercial Property After A Water Damage Event

5/1/2018 (Permalink)

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. Whether we're dealing with a relatively small water cleanup scenario or a are 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 spend cleaning up is an hour of lost revenue and productivity. So when an emergency situation arises in your business, give us a call and we'll be there fast with the help you need.

Restoring Your Gladeville Commercial Property After A Water Damage Event

4/25/2018 (Permalink)

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.

Restoring Your Wilson County Commercial Property After A Water Damage Event

4/9/2018 (Permalink)

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.

Larger Grocery Store Spaces in Old Hickory with Water Damage are No Match for SERVPRO

10/21/2017 (Permalink)

Don't let water damage at your grocery store send customers looking elsewhere to buy food. Contact SERVPRO for remediation services.

Our Technicians Handle BOTH Small and Large Scale Water Damage at Your Business Location

Grocery stores with water damage in Old Hickory and surrounding communities can prove to be a challenge for some restoration companies. Large, open floor spaces and perishable merchandise create difficult, sensitive conditions that require both delicacy and speed to counter successfully. Sprinklers may go off due to a fire or just a malfunction, flooding may come from inside or outside the store, and a host of other issues may strike depending on specific equipment, furniture, and systems in the building.
 
SERVPRO aims to make it as easy as possible for owners of grocery stores to deal with commercial water damage in Old Hickory. Around the nation, our strategy is to overstock local franchises with industrial-grade equipment to ensure our ability to handle disasters of any size within a reasonable time frame. Even if there is standing water of measurable depth throughout the entire store, our powerful truck-mounted extraction systems can remove water within hours. Our focus is on timeliness and efficiency, so we bring in extra air movers and dehumidifiers for larger stores to accelerate the drying process. Our wide-reaching restoration and rebuilding capabilities also make sure that your facility can be entirely reconstructed without needing to go through a second company.
 
Recovery of merchandise may also be one of your primary concerns. While perishable goods are likely to become a complete financial loss in the event of water damage, our comprehensive inventory and recovery plans help to save as many non-perishable merchandise and objects as possible. These programs also make us a favorite with most local insurance companies, as they appreciate our ability to catalog and define costs as accurately as possible. We also take care to clean up and remove perishables quickly to prevent them from developing into sources of mold growth or even biohazards.
 
SERVPRO of Wilson County provides professional water removal and restoration services to local businesses in need. Call us 24/7 for services or a quote at (615) 449-5000.

For more information regarding Old Hickory, click here

Tackle Water Damage in Your Lebanon Area Hotel the Right Way

9/5/2017 (Permalink)

If you experience water damage in your hotel, call on SERVPRO for quick and efficient mitigation services.

Thorough and Efficient Water Damage Mitigation

Although it is unlikely that water damage in your Lebanon hotel affects every room, the situation does become complicated. As stress climbs, guests, revenue, and costs associated with loss all compound the situation.

It is important to obtain professional water damage assistance in your Lebanon area hotel as fast as humanly possible. Time plays a major role in the condition of flooring, carpeting, and furniture as well as the possibility of mold contamination, all of which make it harder to continue normal operations.

As water travels, it creates the potential for secondary damages to develop, including those that cause deterioration to essential components throughout the structure of your building. If you are the owner or manager of a hotel or motel, you may want to find ways to cut corners or look for short cuts to limit the impact to your business. However, this is not the time.

A professional performing water removal services, water damage restoration and mold remediation can accomplish in a short period what it takes your in-house maintenance staff weeks to do, and SERVPRO’s technicians do it correctly the first time. Avoid compounding issues that allow problems to develop on multiple floors of your hotel and obtain unique solutions to existing problems on your property, today. 

Our SERVPRO team manages the entire restoration from start to finish, offering IICRC-industry certified, experienced technicians, advanced equipment, and a variety of resources that help provide you with the results you desire. Our staff communicates with your insurance company and addresses any concerns you may have throughout the restoration process.

You get safe water damage restoration services that eliminate standing water and reduce risks associated with bio hazards. SERVPRO gives you fast, efficient, long-lasting results from professionals who understand what it takes to keep your business running smoothly. 

SERVPRO of Wilson County serves the entire community, providing answers using skilled professionals, certified in the cleanup and restoration industry. Make the right call, get the help you need 24/7, day or night. (615) 449-5000

For more information on Lebanon, visit http://www.lebanontn.org/.

Commercial Water Removal Can Restore Your Lebanon Clothing Shop After A Water Snafu

7/20/2017 (Permalink)

Accidents happen no matter how well you might have prepared for them, with some being harder to recover from than other types of disasters.

Commercial Water Removal

Accidents happen no matter how well you might have prepared for them, with some being harder to recover from than other types of disasters. Water spreading throughout an area from a broken elbow joint on a water line is one of these kinds of problems.
 
Lebanon teens want to keep up with the latest trends, and water problems can force them to shop elsewhere, making it imperative that you have access to speedy commercial water removal when you need it most. We know that while your shop is drying out that sales come to a stop and so do your profits. We can begin immediately after our initial assessment is concluded.
 
SERVPRO can handle not only the restoration of your shop's physical structure but also that of your inventory. Furniture, display units, and other movable items can be cleaned and dried. Some of this can be better cared for at our facility and then returned, while other items can be more easily restored on-site, instead.
 
Returning the entirety of your shop, including carpeting and other floor coverings, is essential to protecting your shop from future damage. Water removal always begins with the largest amount of water and works down to the stage of elevated moisture and humidity.
 
Pump trucks are called in when standing water exists in quantities greater than what our handheld units can tolerate easily. These smaller units are used best for situations where carpeting is saturated. Air movers and heaters, along with open windows, when weather conditions have created a dry but warm environment outside, can be used together to dry walls that have absorbed some of the water. We also make sure that the air itself is also returned to normal humidity levels. Allowing humidity to remain in the air can permit this moisture to condense later on surfaces, perpetuating the damage that we worked so hard to eliminate.
 
A fast reaction with a quick phone call to us is easiest when our number is already available in your office or front desk. SERVPRO of Wilson County's phone number is (615) 449-5000. You can call any day, and at any hour to inform us about your situation. We are Faster To Any Size Disaster, no matter what kind.

Click http://www.lebanontn.org/ for information on Lebanon, Tennessee.

We Pack Out and Clean Soft Furnishings After Flood Damage To Your Mount Juliet Vacation Rental

5/1/2017 (Permalink)

SERVPRO's Esporta System Cleans Your Commercial Inventory in Mt. Juliet

SERVPRO's Esporta Wash System Cleans Contaminated and Soiled Materials Post Flooding


Flood damage is a nightmare for any business owner. Tennessee suffered flash floods last year, and business owners know that floods can happen quickly and cause harm to any investment property. That means loss of income during the cleanup and restoration operation. Getting your business back up and running again is a priority.
 
Flood damage to your Mount Juliet vacation rental property is a serious issue. Soft furnishings such as bedding, pillows, throws and drapes are a key part of any vacation property business. Such items need to be dried quickly to prevent further damage and reduce the risk of mold growth. Flood cleanup is a stressful time, and naturally, you want to save as much of your inventory as possible for guest usage.
 
That is where SERVPRO comes in. We pack out your soft furnishings for thorough drying and cleaning in cases of severe flood damage. You do not have to wait for your premises to be dried first – our teams work on both at the same time. We understand that high-quality clean drapes, bedding, towels and more are a key part of any vacation rental business.
 
Our technicians start the pack out process with a complete inventory of the belongings we remove so you can rest assured that if it goes out, it all comes back. Your soft furnishings are carefully packed and transported to our professional storage facility for restoration and drying.
 
SERVPRO experts utilize the patented Esporta wash system for cleaning and restoring soft furnishings. Esporta is a unique system that was designed specifically to clean and save dry furnishings, so those affected by flood, mold, or fire damage do not have to pay for costly replacements.
 
Most washers use agitation or tumbling action to clean. The Esporta system uses hydraulic motion – the same motion that waves make when eroding rocks. Hydraulic motion dislodges both organic and inorganic particles and forces them out of soft materials. Esporta’s unique blend of powerful detergents complements the washing motion. They are tough on contaminants but do not damage bedding, throws, pillows or drapes.
 
Independent tests show that the Esporta system restores 90% of soft items to food-grade clean. Our IICRC-certified technicians use this powerful system to return your soft furnishings to you as good as new - “Like it never even happened.”
 
Do not let flood damage ruin your business. Call SERVPRO of Wilson County at (615) 449-5000 for assistance.

Take Advantage Of Water Removal Services Available In The Old Hickory Area

4/18/2017 (Permalink)

Old Hickory or Any TN Hotel Stays Dry with SERVPRO Water Removal

Water Removal In Your Old Hickory Hotel by SERVPRO Minus Guest Disruptions

If you think about it, water sources are everywhere in your hotel. You may have ice machines, drinking fountains, refrigerators, bathrooms, kitchenettes, and vending machines that all connect to a water source of some kind. While some of you even offer laundry services on every floor to make things convenient for your guests.  
 
On the one hand, these amenities may make it more likely for customers to return to your establishment while visiting Old Hickory. While on the other, water removal and restoration services become necessary to handle some situations that having these comforts presents.  
 
Each appliance or fixture linked to a water source can cause water to spread throughout various unprotected areas of your property. Clogged toilets, broken pipes, plumbing leaks, in combination with weather conditions increase the likelihood of water-soaked furnishings or carpeting, as well as damage to your walls, ceilings, floors, and various other items found on your property.
 
A fully certified restoration company, like SERVPRO, can provide you with the services you need to eliminate unwanted water exposure. Using infrared moisture detectors to locate and remove hidden pockets of water found in walls, ceilings, or floors, and making it possible to avoid mold contamination or major disasters that would limit or prevent your ability to offer services to your guests.
 
Give SERVPRO technicians the opportunity to address water issues in your hotel. If you catch things early enough, our technicians can locate and remove excessive moisture before it becomes a major challenge. We can work during off-hours to limit disruptions to your guests and keep safety concerns to a minimum throughout the water removal and restoration process.
 
SERVPRO is a locally owned and operated, giving you access to IICRC certified technicians that train tirelessly to provide you with the latest solutions to water removal and restoration situations that happen on your property. We have access to a variety of water removal equipment such as hand-held and truck mounted water extractors of all shapes and sizes, making locating and removing water easier, even in hard to reach areas.
 
Contact SERVPRO of Wilson County today; we help you keep your business running, while safely performing the water removal services to keep operations moving forward. (615) 449-5000

Commercial Flood Damage Can Affect Other Companies Dependent On Factories In Watertown

4/7/2017 (Permalink)

It only takes one factory affected by flood damage to slow, or even stop, production in factories unaffected by flooding.

Commercial Flood Damage


Manufacturing parts and materials for other businesses are vital activities to any area's economic health. It only takes one factory affected by flood damage to slow, or even stop, production in factories unaffected by flooding. Unproductive periods of just a few hours can seriously impact these other businesses.

Watertown has many factories that produce items necessary to the manufacture of products that are sent all over America, meaning commercial flood damage here can affect much more than just our area. Being locally owned, we at SERVPRO know that our local businesses and factories need to keep running. When flood damage is behind a plant shutting down, we can help get everything back to normal again.

A flood's severity is based on more than just the height of the water. The category of water is also important in assessing the damage. Class of water reflects the drying process required by not only the structure but also of the contents. Because many factories are without carpeting and substantial amounts of upholstered furniture, the moisture content is typically very low. Reaching this low level of humidity may require lengthier drying times than other settings would typically require.

Small floods from broken water lines are the easiest to clean up and repair. Flooding of larger areas can increase the time, as can water from sources that are dirty. Category 2 and 3 sources include contaminated water that began as clean but did not remain so and sewer and drain backups, as well as outside sources from rivers and creeks. These sources require not only cleaning and drying but also decontamination of all surfaces that can not be replaced.

After drying, cleaning, and decontamination, the next step we take in protecting from flood damage is the application of mold-inhibiting protectants. Concrobium is a safe liquid that is applied to any surface. It dries within a few hours. Other ways we protect your factory is by detailing machinery that has sediment and other residues which can affect its ability to function correctly. Debris build-up can happen even with a clean-water flood. We know that without the machinery to make your products, your factory cannot function the way it should.

For flood damage of any kind, SERVPRO of Wilson County gladly puts our skills and training to work in restoring your factory to running condition again. Minimize your downtime by calling us at (615) 449-5000, anytime, day or night, we are here for you 24/7 and can restore everything “Like it never even happened."

Rebound From A Restaurant Fire With Minimal DownTime In Gladeville

3/18/2017 (Permalink)

Restoration of fire damage needs to start immediately.

Fire Damage


Your restaurant and gift shop is a go-to for the community, offering items sourced locally with a personal touch. When a blaze damaged your commercial kitchen, both you and your customers feared that restoring and repairing meant long-term closure. SERVPRO brings the skills and experience required to swiftly get both kitchen and shop back in operating condition, often without a full shut-down.

It is frightening and heartbreaking to survey the fire damage done to your Gladeville business. We respect the hard work your unique eatery and boutique required to become a mainstay of our area. Our highly qualified technicians adhere to the same work ethic as they assess and plan for quick and professional restoration. Closing for even a few days can spell disaster for your business’s recovery. If the structure of your business is sound, we use industry-approved techniques to barricade the damaged areas during our work. This allows you to keep unaffected areas open for your customers while our team restores the damage. Our staff knows exactly what cleaning methods and products to use to remove soot and deodorize smoke odors fast.

The key to a successful restoration for your business is preparation. After the firefighters depart it wastes valuable time if this is the first you ask “is there a reputable restoration company near me?” SERVPRO offers our commercial customers a way to “Put Help In The Palm Of Your Hand.” Develop an Emergency Ready Profile in consultation with one of our project managers. We schedule a walk-through of your business to assess the risk and familiarize ourselves with your layout. You complete a thorough questionnaire with our mobile app. Identify key personnel permitted to authorize work, prioritize post-disaster tasks, and map the location of crucial utilities and shut-offs in advance. Restoration of fire damage starts immediately when these pieces are in place for our technicians.

Contact SERVPRO of Wilson County for a local restoration team when your retail store suffers fire damage. Call our experienced dispatchers at (615) 449-5000 and welcome one of our project managers to your site within hours to start the journey to put you back in business. If you have an Emergency Ready Plan in place, the process is seamless.

Commercial Water Damage Services Provided In Watertown

11/14/2016 (Permalink)

Our SERVPRO technicians understand that every single minute that it takes to perform your repairs are essential to a successful restoration.

Watertown Commercial Water Damage Services Available 

As a small shop owner, you would benefit from taking a little time to educate yourself about the information and services that our company provides concerning commercial water damage restoration. Doing so could mean the difference between getting the services that you need to save a majority of your inventory from total loss and obtaining the incorrect services that simply don't do you any good.

Our professional commercial water damage restoration staff in Watertown will make sure that you are properly informed throughout your repair and work hard to get it done right. It is our goal to limit any possible downtime and inconvenience to your daily customers.

Each situation provides SERVPRO with a unique challenge, and we've found that we can provide a better experience for our clients by adhering to IICRC best practices concerning water damage restoration. The quicker we're able to respond, the more of a chance we'll have to assist you with saving as much inventory as possible.

Our SERVPRO technicians understand that every single minute that it takes to perform your repairs are essential to a successful restoration of your products. We spend a great deal of our time learning which items require us to process them quickly and what type of materials require special handling and special processing later on. Learning how to handle a particular product makes our service as fast and efficient as possible for you.

It doesn't matter to us what the size of your emergency is; we will respond quickly and do everything that is necessary to limit the water damage to your commercial property. SERVPRO's highly trained restoration specialists go above and beyond their training to provide you with the knowledge and equipment that you need.

With our restore, versus replace mindset installed into each employee, our technicians have the ability to perform every aspect of the recovery themselves. You won't need to contact anyone else to get the job done.

Before you attempt to use any of those clean-all or do it yourself cleaning products, think long and hard about the vast amount of damage you can do and remember the full range of services that we offer.

 

Locally Owned Company with National Resources

Our expertly trained staff at SERVPRO of Wilson County is waiting for your call. We're available 24/7 - 365 days a year. (615) 449-5000

 

Commercial Fire Damage and Insurance

9/28/2016 (Permalink)

Watertown Commercial Fire Damage is Restored By SERVPRO.

SERVPRO Works with Your Insurance Company After Fire Damage

When there is a fire, the resulting smoke, flames, and water can be devastating to a business and its contents. Fire insurance is essential for the survival of a commercial enterprise.  A few years ago, companies protected themselves from fire damage through a general insurance policy. The insurance industry has made many changes, including coverage for businesses. Today, most business owners can purchase a “commercial property” policy or a "BOP" (business owners policy). These are package policies that specifically covers damages caused by a fire and other disasters.
 
When there is a commercial fire damage event in Watertown, there are important steps to take to keep your insurance policy current. This information will help when SERVPRO restoration experts arrive:
 
• Annually review your policy and keep it up-to-date regarding your properties and their current locations.
 
• If you own multiple buildings, insure them under a single policy with a “blanket limit.”
 
• Keep a fire prevention plan and inform your employees about what they should know when and if a fire occurs. Many insurance carriers provide a discount for an active fire prevention program. SERVPRO offers a program ERP that helps keep important contact and structural information available to you on any mobile device.
 
Property owners may think that insuring their property for less than its real value will save them money. No, this is wrong! First, the policy will not cover the full costs of repairing or replacing your property. Secondly, most property policies contain an “agreed value clause” or a “coinsurance clause.” These are clauses that impose a penalty if the owner fails to under-purchase insurance that is a specific percentage of their property's value. Tennessee property owners can avoid this penalty for under-insurance, by covering their property for 100% of its value. Another step is not to insure your property based on the tax assessment or estimate provided by your insurance agent.
 
Many commercial property policies pay losses based on the actual cash value of the damaged property and not its replacement cost. After a fire, company property such machinery, valuable equipment, and furniture can also be expensive to replace. The best protection against significant out-of-pocket expenses under insurance policies is to insure them on a replacement cost basis. This type of coverage is more expensive than coverage based on the actual cash value.
 
SERVPRO of Wilson County is highly staffed with fire damage remediation experts. Not only is it our job to restore you to a pre-fire condition, but we also can help commercial business owners with their insurance paperwork and process. We are locally owned and operated, which means we are proud to be an active member of this community. Call us today at (615) 449-5000 so that we can help restore you back into the black.

A Nashville Commercial Building Shuts Down from Soot and Smoke Damage

3/14/2016 (Permalink)

Stop Burning Up Business Cash, Call SERVPRO

SERVPRO Quickly Restores a Smoke Damaged Business in Nashville

Owners react differently to the effects of commercial fire damage to their businesses in Nashville. Some proprietors find it difficult to face the daunting task of restoring and repairing the water and fire damage, especially in the immediate aftermath of a major incident. Moreover, there are others who jump in too quickly, when it appears to be minor fire damage. They have the right idea, wanting to limit the business downtime, but they do not take the time to seek expert help with fire and smoke damage restoration procedures.

However, the reality is that business, whether a retail enterprise, single standing restaurant or a rental building has been fire and smoke damaged, it needs professional attention to reopen quickly the establishment. You cannot unless you have specific experience in this field, handle soot removal and smoke odor eradication on your own. If you try, you possibly only end up causing more damage to business furniture, retail inventory or renters personal possessions and treasures.

It is frustrating to have to hold back, particularly when all you want to do is fix things, help your employees, clients, or tenants to return to normal conditions. But you must take that essential first step – call in the assistance of an expert soot and smoke removal team like SERVPRO to mitigate losses. The faster that you do this, the quicker the repair work can begin. While waiting, avoid handling or touching soot covered items.

Things That You Can Do To Help
If you are granted re-entry, take extreme caution. The floors may be slippery and uneven. The chemical by-products of combustion may pose a health risk. Our advice is to do one thing only. Make sure the HVAC system is turned off to limit the circulation of smoke through the duct work. This will prevent the smoke and odors from migrating to previously unaffected areas of the business. Soot is an oily substance that coats hard surfaces, soft surfaces like drywall, and fabrics. Its removal should be done by SERVPRO trained technicians, according to IICRC-Approved schooling, using special sponges and cleaning products. The prevention of streaking and staining will greatly improve the restoring of materials, rather than the removal through demolition. Less cost and less lost business.

Brass and copper items and fixtures should also be removed from the building if you can safely do so. The acidic nature of smoke can tarnish and pit these metals, rendering them un-salvageable. SERVPRO can pack-out business devices, computers, wetted documents, and furnishings to its facilities for cleaning and storage.

Commerce ceases when the doors to your smoke damaged Nashville business are closed. SERVPRO utilizes state of the art equipment like ozone machines, Ultra Low Volume (ULV) Foggers for dispersing fungicides and disinfectants, and Thermal Foggers to destroy odor causing particles. From Inspection to Final Walk-Through, we will restore your business as quickly as possible to its pre-smoke and dire damaged state "Like it never even happened."

Commercial Restoration Presents Unique Challenges

SERVPRO of Wilson County has the training, equipment, and experience to handle large or small commercial fire damage emergencies. Whether your smoke emergency occurs in a restaurant in Lebanon, a motel in Watertown, or an office building in Nashville, we will respond quickly to mitigate the damage and manage the restoration project through to its completion. Call for 24/7 emergency service. (615) 449-5000

Recovery Planning From a Small Business Fire in Wilson County

6/1/2015 (Permalink)

Disasters can strike at any time, so it’s beneficial to have a plan of attack ready if you’re a small business owner.

Recovery Planning From a Small Business Fire

Disasters can strike at any time, so it’s beneficial to have a plan of attack ready if you’re a small business owner. It doesn’t matter if it’s weather-related, one caused by faulty technology or even the result of human error, the economic devastation that a Wilson County fire can wreak on a business can be overwhelming. So it’s important to be prepared for even a small disruption of service in order to keep the economic engine humming.


Technology Troubles
One of the most vital areas that can be affected is a company’s Information Technology department. That’s because proprietary information that was only available on a server that might have been damaged from Wilson County fire could put the fate of the company up in the air.


The aspect of natural disasters is just as dangerous to whatever technology a company is using. In virtually every case, any modern company will have information pertaining to their clients on a server or computer, so the loss of that data can have a lethal effect on a company’s business.


The Safety of Personnel
Of course, the dangers of Wilson County fires can be mitigated by simply making sure that the employees and staff of your company are protected from harm’s way. Those people should be issued a list of exits and escape routes should a disaster of this nature occur. By knowing how to quickly leave a dangerous area, the main issue of dealing with the emergency can be addressed.


Making Other Arrangements
In addition, making arrangements to store data away from the business itself, as well as backing it all up on a daily basis, will keep it from being lost forever if a Wilson County fire happens to take place. In some cases, necessary equipment or office-related material may be just as important to the everyday running of the company.


The Dangers of Inaction
Having plans in place offers more hope of resuming operations more quickly, since a disaster often serves as the death knell for far too many businesses. It helps to have regular meetings in order to brainstorm potential ideas that can help the entire company.


In short, planning for failure (or disaster in this case) is always better than failing to plan, so by using this advice, a small business can be nimble enough to stay viable during a crisis.

Commercial Building Restoration Services

When it comes to commercial and residential restoration services, SERVPRO is a leader in the industry. Available 24 hours a day and seven days a week, SERVPRO of Wilson County responds quickly to your Nashville business’s fire, water, and mold damage emergencies. No commercial project is too big, because we have access to the resources of a nationwide network of 1,650 Franchises. Learn more about our commercial restoration services: