Recent Water Damage Posts

Flooded House… Now what? | SERVPRO® of Wilson County

7/24/2020 (Permalink)

flooded house Water damage in the home

One of the most common type of interior damage that homeowners experience is water damage. While many other types of damage can have a significant effect on the home; there are typically no other types of losses that can cause as much damage as water.

A key to water damage is to have a water restoration expert form a thorough inspection to ensure that all the lines of the water migration lines have been properly documented. If the water migration is not properly documented there is an increased likelihood of other water related damages becoming present.

If you do not properly address water damage within your home, you are making yourself more susceptible to microbial growth. As microbial growth begins to set in within your home; the mitigation process becomes significantly more costly.

By acting quickly to the first signs of water damage you will be much more prepared for a timely response.

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

Catch Appliance Leaks Before Water Damage Occurs | SERVPRO® of Wilson County

1/9/2020 (Permalink)

frustrated woman on floor looking at broken washer If your home experiences any flooding or other water issue, SERVPRO of Wilson County is here to dry, clean and repair any damage.

All household appliances that utilize water are prone to leaks in one way or another, but if these leaks are not caught early on, water damage can begin.

Because many appliances are not moved or inspected with frequency, this water damage can be harbored for ages before homeowners are made aware—this is why regular inspections are so important for prevention.

Inspect These Appliances for Leaks Often

Hot Water Heater
The lifetime of a hot water heater will typically span 10 to 15 years, but leaks can start much earlier than this. The seals and pipes connected to the hot water heater can often break down, so keeping an eye out for any accumulation both during and after use is a smart move.

The rarity with which refrigerators are moved can lead to secret water damage that festers for ages before it is brought to light. A refrigerator’s water lines are typically made from a soft plastic that can easily fail, so checking for leaks behind and under the fridge as part of your annual home maintenance is wise.

A dishwasher’s tubing is just as problematic as a refrigerator, but is even more isolated and utilizes far more water. Additionally, homeowner’s insurance often does not cover water damage caused by older models of dishwashers, so regular checks are extremely important to keep up with.

Washing Machine
Washing machine hoses are some of the most common sources of leaks. Because they are notorious for this, it is recommended that they are inspected at least once a month by homeowners so you can be sure no issues have arisen. In addition to these regular checks, they should be fully replaced every five years in order to prevent hidden deterioration.

Air Conditioner
The drain in your HVAC unit is designed to keep condensation from pooling in and around the unit, but if this drain malfunctions, water damage can quickly be caused. Reference your manufacturer’s manual to determine how often your unit should be inspected and serviced—having a professional technician evaluate your machine is the best defense against HVAC-created water damage.

Ice Dam Causing Havoc? | SERVPRO® of Wilson County

12/16/2019 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of Wilson County Ice Dam Diagram Diagram of how water can get trapped on your roof

As we are gearing up for colder weather here in Middle Tennessee, it is important to be aware of a phenomenon that wreaked havoc on this area in 2015. For the first time in recent history, the first episode of wide spread Ice Daming damaged hundreds of homes in Middle Tennessee.

An ice dam occurs when packed snow or ice melts at different speeds depending on the slopes of the roofs. As the water melts at faster rates and moves down the roof, areas with a backup of ice cause a puddle. While there may not be damage immediately, as it stays below freezing for multiple days it can cause serious damage.

Most of the time homeowners are unaware of the issue until water is coming into their home. If you do notice that water is coming in, follow these three steps:

  1. Remove wet materials near the affected area
  2. Place a fan to slow the leak
  3. Call a water restoration expert

If you follow these three steps, you will greatly increase the likelihood of mitigating your damages.

Water Damage: Three Common Causes | SERVPRO® of Wilson County

10/21/2019 (Permalink)

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The most common type of interior damage that effect homeowners is water damage. Unlike other damages to the interior of a home, the causes of water damage can stem from a list of potential issues. With routine maintenance, most water issues are preventable.

The key to water damage is to remove the water quickly as possible to protect the affected area. It cannot be stressed enough, that if you do discover standing water in your home that you contact a professional as quickly as possible.

The three most common causes of water damage are:

  1. Withstanding Plumbing Issues
  2. Sudden Leaking/Burst Pipes
  3. Worn or Faulty Household Appliances

By knowing these three common cause, we hope that you will be able to more easily detect potential water issues within your home.

Sewage back up, now what? | SERVPRO® of Wilson County

10/14/2019 (Permalink)

sewage backup SERVPRO logo with water leaking from above

According to the IICRC, there are four different classifications of water damage. Most of the levels are recommended that individuals without the proper PPE (personal protective equipment) to avoid.

The water from a backup of sewage drain into is classified as one of the most dangerously contaminated water. It is highly recommended that if you do find water from sewage back up that you immediately call a professional.

In an effort to safely protect you and your loved ones:

  1. Stay away from the water
  2. Remove all children or pets from effected area
  3. Call a water restoration expert

If you follow these three steps, you will ensure the safety of everyone within your household. While ensuring safety is the number one priority, you will also salvage more of your personal property by not waiting to take action.

Checking for Hidden Water Damage Around the Home | SERVPRO® of Wilson County

10/4/2019 (Permalink)

water damage and flooding on kitchen tile Water damage can happen at any time. SERVPRO of Wilson County will ensure that each water mitigation job is done correctly and completely. Give Servpr

Severe weather can increase the chances for water damage, but it is far from the only reason it can occur. There are many causes of water damage that homeowners can face, with a multitude of instances occurring in secluded areas that are not often inspected.

The longer water damage is left untreated, the more difficult it is to restore—that’s why hidden water damage is so complicated. Many insurances will not extend coverage to instances of water damage, and for ones that do, most claims are over $6,500. Being aware of how to check for hidden water damage around the home will ensure that homeowners are preventing costly repairs to the best of their ability.

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  • Watch walls under windows. Windows are sealed with the wall to keep moisture out, but this does not always work as intended, especially in older homes. Check for discoloration around the window often.

  • Siding seals can falter. Where panels of siding come together, the seal can begin to falter over time and expose the plywood underneath to weather and water.

  • Check threshold panels. The metal plate that covers the wood of a door threshold is not weather-tight, so it is important to watch the wood underneath for swelling or softness.

  • Inspect exterior paint. With the multiple layers of paint on most windowsills and porches, water can slip between them and cause the paint to soften.

  • Move the dishwasher often. Most dishwashers only get moved when they need to be replaced, but it is then that many homeowners discover the damage. Moving the dishwasher regularly to check for water damage is a good preventive measure.

If your home has suffered water damage (even in a hidden place like one of these), we are happy to help! Give us a call right away, and we’ll get there quickly.

Exploring the Various Causes of Water Damage | SERVPRO® of Wilson County

7/18/2019 (Permalink)

There can be a plethora of driving factors behind water damage.

Water may be a necessity for life, but it can also serve as quite a destructive force in the right situations.

Concerning water damage, there can be a plethora of driving factors behind it. Are you able to identify what some of those causes are?

Common Water Damage Causes

During a six-year span encompassing 2009 to 2015, The Travelers Companies Inc. reports that the leading causes for homeowners insurance claims were:

  • Exterior wind damage
  • Non-weather-related water damage
  • Hail
  • Weather-related water damage
  • Theft

As you can see, water damage appears on this list twice, but in two different categories. That’s because water damage can be both weather-related and non-weather-related.

The most common type of water damage that will impact your home is non-weather-related, which can be from issues such as bad plumbing and appliances. While just as problematic, weather-related water damage is not as common and can stem from rain, snow and melting ice.

Curious what the top causes of water damage specifically are? The top five water damage causes are plumbing issues, washing machine leaks, busted water pipes, aging water heaters and bad weather.

Looking at things from a strictly financial aspect, water damage and freezing issues saw an average payout per claim of $8,861 between 2011 and 2015.

Protecting Your Home

Water damage always comes with quite a price tag, but the costs are higher if you’re not covered under an insurance policy. That’s why it’s important to review your policies regularly and know what’s covered by your homeowners insurance plan. In most cases, the following damages are covered by a standard policy:

  • Damages caused by from weight of ice, snow or sleet
  • Discharge and overflow of water, even by accident
  • Tearing apart, cracking, burning or bulging of a steam or hot water heating system
  • Freezing of plumbing and pipes

The good news is that in many cases, you can take proactive steps to help prevent water damage in your home. These preventive fixes and routine maintenance ideas will help make sure your home stays as dry as possible:

  • Applying water sensors and automatic shut-off valves
  • Having a plumber install back flow valves and standpipes in basement drains
  • Installing metal mesh connection hoses on the washer and dryer
  • Making sure your gutters and downspouts are free of debris
  • Ridding the hot water tank of buildup by flushing it every six months
  • Keeping grease out the kitchen sink and drain
  • Running the sump pump every few months and cleaning it before the rainy season

You can use these tips to help prevent some costly water damage circumstances in your home.

Water damage can be a nightmare to deal with, but fortunately, you will always have SERVPRO® of Wilson County on your side to help with the cleanup and restoration process.

Learning About the 3 Classifications of Floodwaters | SERVPRO® of Wilson County

3/7/2019 (Permalink)

You may consider all water causing damage as the same, but there are three different classifications of water that cause water damage: clean, gray and black. When you understand the differences in these types of water, you will also understand how to better handle a water damage situation.

It doesn’t matter what type of water has caused the water damage because there will always have to be a cleanup and restoration process that follows. The most important thing to do first is to remove all the moisture and damp items quickly because this is mold’s favorite environment to grow and flourish.

Clean Water

Much like the name states, this water is considered “clean” and not any kind of water that would pose an immediate health threat. It is free of contaminants and will be water from:

  • Broken water lines
  • Malfunctioning appliances
  • Toilet holding tanks
  • Snow melt and rainwater

The damage from clean water is the easiest type of water damage to work with since there will be fewer microbes living in the water. However, after 48 hours and following contact with the surfaces of a building, clean water can move up to category two, gray water.

Gray Water

Gray water starts to make the water damage cleanup and restoration a bit more tedious as it may be water that could pose a health risk, due to it containing chemical or biological contamination. The slight contamination in gray water means the water should be thoroughly treated before being safe for consumption.

Gray water, for example, is water from dishwashers, aquariums, showers, etc. The 48-hour exposure time applies here as well, because if left untreated, gray water will become black water.

Black Water

Black water is highly contaminated water and is the most serious of the three classifications and will contain harmful chemicals and biological matter.

This would include floodwaters that contain soil and any type of sewage waters. Sewage harbors contamination from microbes, including bacteria, protozoans, molds, fungi and more—many of these can be hazardous to humans.

An example of diseases that are transmitted by black water are:

  • Cholera
  • Typhoid
  • Hepatitis
  • Gastroenteritis-type illnesses

Remember, when it comes to floods, treat all waters as black water since it picks up contaminants along its path.

These three classifications of floodwater are recognized by the Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Remediation Certification (IICRC), an organization that certifies and sets the standard for the cleaning and restoration industry. Our technicians all study IICRC standards and best practices in water restoration and are available to help determine the steps to take to get your home back to normal.

It doesn’t matter what type of water has caused damage to your home or business, SERVPRO® of Wilson County is here to help get the situation under control and make it "Like it never even happened." Don’t hesitate to reach out to us if you need emergency cleanup and restoration services!


Possible Causes for Water Damage in Your Mt Juliet home

12/5/2018 (Permalink)

Causes & Categories of Water Damage in your Mt Juliet property:

An old poem has the line, “water, water, everywhere”. When you need to say this in your house, you know there is trouble. You may be looking at water damage. There are several different possible causes of water damage in Mt Juliet.   

Causes can include:

  • Leaky dishwashers or washing machines
  • Clogged pipes
  • Leaking roofs
  • Broken toilet pipes
  • Heavy rain
  • Snow or ice

The amount of water damage depends on the amount of water and on the cause of the damage.

It is also important to start cleanup as soon as possible. The longer your home or business is water-logged, the more damage.

Categories of Water Damage in Mt Juliet:

  1. Clean water. It might come from an overflowing sink or a broken appliance. The water does not pose a threat to people. Keep in mind that any water will become contaminated after it stops flowing.
  2. Gray water. This water is contaminated from the get-go. It comes from broken toilets or sump pumps. It might not look dirty, or it might be brown.
  • Black water. Like gray water, it might not look dirty. One major source of black water is broken sewage pipes. Another source is any water that has been standing still.


Wilson County Residents: We Specialize in Flooded Basement Cleanup and Restoration!

10/11/2018 (Permalink)

A basement can flood at any time, although flooding most often occurs during heavy rainfall. Basements are inherently prone to flooding because they are the lowest level of a building and are normally built partly or entirely below ground level. There are a number of reasons why your Mt Juliet basement could flood, including: 

  • A blocked or failed sewer lateral pipe
  • Heavy rain causes surface water to pool around your home
  • Storm sewer backup
  • Sanitary sewer backup
  • Foundation drainage failure
  • Water supply-line break or hot-water tank failure
  • And many more

Have Questions about Basement Flooding?

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If flood water is not handled quickly and properly, it can jeopardize your health and safety, and cause severe damage to your home’s structure. Remember, the longer you wait, the worse the problem will get.

The bottom line: a flooded basement can jeopardize your health, safety, and your home’s integrity. It’s worth making a call to SERVPRO of Wilson County and let our trained, professional crews handle the situation safely and correctly. We have earned the trust of hundreds of homeowners, business owners, and property professionals.

We are Flooded Basement Specialists:

  • We are Available 24 hours/7 days per week
  • We’re a Preferred Vendor to many National Insurance Companies
  • We Bill The Insurance Directly – One Less Thing For You To Worry About
  • Our Technicians are Highly-Trained  in Water Restoration Techniques
  • We use s500 IICRC Restoration Standards
  • Advanced Inspection and Extraction Equipment

Basement Flooded? Call Us Today – We’re Ready To Help 615-449-5000

Mitigating Water Damage

10/10/2018 (Permalink)

If your home or business in Wilson County has water damage, you can do some things before help arrives.

Make sure that the building or home is safe.

SERVPRO of Wilson County Wants You to Remember:

  • Waterlogged materials are very heavy
  • Wet surfaces are slippery
  • Make sure that electrical power is off before you handle devices
  • Make sure you are standing on dry area before you turn on electric power

SERVPRO of Wilson County suggests that you:

  • Remove excess water with mops and/or towels
  • Wipe water from wood furniture or other items
  • Remove wet cushions. Prop them upright to dry
  • Hang up rugs to dry
  • Place foil or blocks between furniture and wet carpeting
  • Turn on dehumidifiers or air-conditioning if it is safe
  • Move colored items from wet carpeting
  • Move artwork to a safe, dry place
  • Move loose items from the floor or counters
  • Start drying items ASAP
  • Remember that mold starts growing within 24 hours
  • Stay away from rooms that have sagging ceilings



Tips for Standing Water

10/9/2018 (Permalink)

No one anticipates flooded property, but having knowledge when dealing with standing water in your Wilson County home can save time and money.

 A flood doesn’t end once the storm stops. We still have to deal with all that standing water. The flood water can take up to 11 days to disappear.

 If you have to evacuate your home, do not go back until you have been told it is safe.

Be careful when driving on roads that are covered with water in Wilson County.  Remember to “Go around. Don’t Drown!” The water may still be too deep for safe travel.

 Floods are not natural swimming pools

  • Sewage, debris, and other unpleasant things can be in the stormwater leftovers
  • Swimming, wading, or rafting can make you sick
  • Don’t drink the water
  • Water conducts electricity. Underground power lines can give you a dangerous shock

 Flood waters vs. Animals in Wilson County

  • Snakes and other animals may get into your house. Wear work boots and heavy gloves when you clean up
  • Some animals might find your yard a cozy place to live
  • If tap water is unsafe to drink, it is unsafe for your pets


Wilson County 24 Hour Emergency Water Damage Service

5/3/2018 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of Wilson County provides 24 hour fire and water damage restoration service in Wilson County.

SERVPRO of Wilson County is available 24 hours a day for water emergencies, large or small. When you are dealing with water damage, immediate action is crucial. A delay of just a few hours can greatly increase the severity of the water damage.

We Answer the Phone Ready to Help Call Today - 615-449-5000

We understand that when you call us, you may be feeling confused, stressed, and vulnerable. You need an expert to guide you through the crisis. SERVPRO of Wilson County has the specific water damage training and experience to help you through this tough time. We specialize in water damage restoration--in fact, it's the cornerstone of our business.

What to Expect

When you call, we will ask several questions regarding your water damage emergency. These questions will help us determine what equipment and resources to bring, including how many trained SERVPRO Professionals may be needed.

Our SERVPRO Representatives will ask several questions:

  • Your name and contact information
  • Your insurance information (if applicable)
  • The street address of the water-damaged home or business
  • When did the flooding or water damage occur?
  • What caused the water damage (if known)?
  • Is there electricity available (on-site)?

Faster to your MountJuliet Water Damage Event

4/24/2018 (Permalink)

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.

Ice Dams Can Cause Water Damage Throughout Your Watertown Home

12/8/2017 (Permalink)

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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Dealing with Wet Carpeting After a Bathroom Leak in Watertown

10/9/2017 (Permalink)

Whether your sink, tub or toilet overflowed, the best decision is a call to SERVPRO to properly dry out your property and prevent a mold infestation.

Trained SERVPRO Technicians Investigate the Extent of the Damage and Then Determine the Most Effective Remediation Plan

When you have had a severe upstairs bathroom leak, that room is not the only affected area of your home. The ceiling and room below are also affected, meaning repairs need to be done to the ceiling, walls, and even flooring below the bathroom. With this level of damage in your Watertown home, you need the help of professionals right away.
Water damage in your Watertown bathroom is troublesome enough, but when it is a big enough disaster, much more of your home is unfortunately affected. SERVPRO and their expert technicians can come to your rescue, however, as we are a trained and certified water damage remediation company who do not waste time in answering your call for help.
Besides all the other damages to your home, one thing that needs to be considered is the carpeting in the room under your bathroom. Of course, the primary goal when restoring water damage is to protect and preserve your structure and contents. One of the first concerns in a case like this is carpeting and padding that is saturated with water.
Two basic problems that present itself are delamination, or the backing separating from the carpet, and latex deterioration. Carpet has two different backings. Latex is the adhesive which holds the carpet fibers to the first backing, and it also holds the secondary and primary backings to each other. It begins to deteriorate as soon as the carpeting is installed, and breaks down from gases in the area, plus traffic and sunlight.
If delamination is present, it cannot be fixed and must be replaced. Also, water damage to glue-down carpeting could cause bubbling, which occurs from loss of adhesive, not cleaning or extraction. If the bubbled area is small, SERVPRO staff may be able to fix it. Otherwise, the carpet may need to be replaced in this situation as well.
Many water disaster situations require the padding to be replaced. It can break apart when it is wet. Most padding is fortunately inexpensive, and the cost of removing and replacing it is many times less than drying the carpeting with the pad in place. If any sewage water has come from your bathroom and damaged your carpeting, it also needs to be replaced.
SERVPRO of Wilson County is always standing by to help you when your bathroom floods and causes damage to the rest of your home. Just give us a call anytime at (615) 449-5000 if you reside in the areas of Watertown, Old Hickory, or Mount Juliet.

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Dealing with a Waterbed Leak in Your Lebanon Home

6/19/2017 (Permalink)

When our technicians arrive, we use special equipment to get the standing water out of the room first.

Waterbed Leaks Can Cause Stress, but SERVPRO Can Clean Up The Mess

Everyone loves and needs a good night’s sleep. There has been a lot of effort and science dedicated to achieving it. Between adjustable beds and memory foam, and then, of course, the waterbed, we have a myriad of options when it comes to what we sleep on each night. Waterbeds are strange for sure and feel sort of funny when you first sit on one, but they can give you the restful night’s sleep you are looking for.

A big problem with waterbeds is the fact that their main ingredient is water. If your bed ever becomes punctured, you could be in for a lot of water damage to your Lebanon home. Waterbeds on average hold gallons upon gallons of water, which, if it becomes released, you have a miniature tsunami in your bedroom.

It is best to do what you can to avoid your waterbed mattress from becoming punctured, but when an accident happens, and you have water everywhere, you need help from professionals. SERVPRO are the ones you want to contact to help you clean up the water and salvage your bedroom so that it can be your sanctuary once more.

When you discover a leak in your waterbed of any size, keep family members out of the room. You can damage carpeting by walking on it while it is wet. If it is a small puncture which you can stop from leaking, do so as soon as possible. For a larger leak with much water, turn off the power to the room while you await help from SERVPRO.

When our technicians arrive, we use special equipment to get the standing water out of the room first. Then we test moisture levels in all areas and rooms next to the affected one to figure out the extent of the damage. A combination of non-penetrating, penetrating, camera and infrared moisture detectors are used to assess the damage. Any non-structural, porous materials are also removed from the room to be restored if possible, including carpeting and padding.

The room needs to be sanitized as well with a surfactant and antimicrobial application, along with a HEPA air scrubbing setup to clean the air. We use a balanced drying system to ensure proper and fast drying of the room to prevent additional damage, such as mold.

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SERVPRO of Wilson County takes all the precautions necessary when your waterbed leaks to ensure that your home is once again clean and safe. When this happens to you, give us a call right away at (615) 449-5000 so you sleep peacefully again.

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Water Removal In Old Hickory

5/24/2017 (Permalink)

Regardless of the source of the water, it can quickly destroy property, damage your home, and result in mold problems if not quickly removed.

Water Removal

Flooding can result from failed plumbing, a thunderstorm or even someone forgetting to turn off their sprinklers before going to bed. Regardless of the source of the water, it can quickly destroy property, damage your home, and result in mold problems if not quickly removed.

When it comes to water removal in Old Hickory, it needs to be done by a professional restoration company to ensure your home is dry and safe. SERVPRO has years of experience throughout Tennessee when it comes to pumping out standing water, extracting water from carpets and treating affected surfaces. Once our technicians secure your home to ensure a safe working environment, we bring in pumps to remove any standing water that is higher than two inches. If the power has been interrupted, we provide generators or generator trucks for continuous electrical support. Once every room has been pumped out, one of our technicians will check the crawlspaces in your home for water and remove that as well.

With your floors no longer underwater, the next step is to extract the water trapped in your carpets and wood floors. First, we use moisture meters to determine how much has penetrated them. Next, we move any furniture that might be in the way and to prevent secondary damage as we work.

Now, we replace the pumps with water extractor wands. These devices are designed to draw water out of carpets and floors without harming carpet fibers or the wood surface. If there is a pad underneath the carpet, we remove and dispose of it. It is tough to dry out a pad, and it is certainly cheaper to replace one than pay the cost of restoring it.

With the carpets and floors dry, technicians examine these surfaces for damage. We examine the carpet for bad seams, mold and if the back of the carpet has delamination. Fixing minor seam damage is simple, but large separations and excessive delamination require replacing the carpet. We also recommend disposal if we find mold in the carpet fibers.

If the carpet is determined salvageable, technicians treat the back of the carpet and the floor underneath with a deodorizer and perhaps an antimicrobial agent and then lay it back down. We use the extractor wands again to draw out any possible remaining moisture. Once that is completed, we stretch and reattach the carpet. Removing water from your home must be done quickly and thoroughly. If you have standing water or a wet living room floor, contact SERVPRO of Wilson County. Call us at (615) 449-5000 today.

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Water Damage From The Second Story Of Your Lebanon Home

5/3/2017 (Permalink)

When one of these appliances overflow in an upstairs bathroom, it has the potential to send quite a lot of water throughout your home.

Water Damage And Your Home

Water damage and flooding from the second story of a home can happen when you have an upstairs laundry room or bathroom. Water can overflow from the sink, toilet, or bathtub, a pipe leading to these fixtures can burst or develop a slow leak, or your washing machine can leak.

It is obvious where some sources of water damage come from, but if you have a slow leak from a pipe, for example, you might not see the damage until it becomes visible from downstairs. For more urgent flooding, turn off the water in your Lebanon home to prevent even more water damage. No matter how much damage you have, you should call the professionals at SERVPRO to help you clean up the water and repair your home.

Detecting An Upstairs Leak
When you have a slow leak from a pipe upstairs, you likely won’t notice until you see signs of water damage. You may see discoloration on the walls and ceiling under the leak. Remember that water flows wherever gravity takes it, so where the discoloration is might not be where the water is coming from, but rather the lowest point in the ceiling.

Water leaking from an upstairs pipe can pool inside your ceiling, making it sag and potentially collapse. If it is sagging, you might have a leak which is extensive to deal with, and it's best to avoid the area until you are sure of the extent of the damage.

Flooding From Sinks, Toilets, And Bathtubs
When one of these appliances overflow in an upstairs bathroom, it has the potential to send quite a lot of water throughout your home. The first thing to do is shut off the water at the source or by using the emergency valve.

The water should not be turned back on until the issue is fixed. SERVPRO’s trained technicians can ensure that the water is thoroughly removed, and if the water has entered your walls, there is a chance that mold can grow. SERVPRO therefore also checks for mold and cleans that up as well if necessary.

Electrical Hazards
Flooding from your second story, unfortunately, sends water downwards, influencing the electrical system of your home. Watery can run through walls and affect wall outlets or can go through light fixtures. Wet electrical wiring creates a hazard either way, and it is best to shut off power until you can be sure that all electrical components are safe and dry.

Do not touch any wiring or electrical components which are wet before shutting the power off. Electrocution is possible when water and a live current are present. If the wet wiring trips your breaker, don’t turn it on again until you get the all clear from the professionals.

SERVPRO of Wilson County understands that water damage from your second story can involve many factors, so they check for everything from electrical problems to mold. Give them a call right away at (615) 449-5000 if you realize you have an issue with water damage in your home.

Science Experiment Gone Wrong -- Water Damage Due To Your Kid’s Curiosity

4/18/2017 (Permalink)

Water frequently takes the path of least resistance so a spill in your bathroom can send water seeping through walls and ceilings.

SERVPRO Knows Accidents Happen, That's Why We Are Available 24/7/365

Water and all its properties are fascinating to the average child. Playing outside with the hose or a water gun, or visiting a waterpark or local pool, is an acceptable way for your youngsters to learn about the ways of water. Purposely overflowing a sink or tub, or sending toys down the toilet is a sign that SERVPRO needs to step in while you do some serious redirection with your progeny.

All it takes is a moment of two of inattention and water damage threatens your Lebanon home. Any member of your family can be the culprit, but your kids do not appreciate that the flood of water over the lip of the tub has to go somewhere. No matter how well-tiled and grouted, your upstairs bathroom sends water through ceilings and down walls if it pools up on the floor. The leaking is just the start of the issues we help you resolve when water escapes its intended containers, and you discover leaking in other areas of the house.

When the SERVPRO crew arrives, expect us to inspect both the downstairs damage and the source above. Water frequently takes the path of least resistance so a spill in your bathroom can send water seeping through walls and ceilings far way from the original puddle. Our technicians remove any remaining water in the bath and set up air movers and dehumidifiers to remove moisture in cracks and crevices. As we dry floor joists and drywall, we want to make sure we find and manage hidden pockets of moisture. As an experienced water damage recovery company we know dark and moist areas breed mold, avoidable if drying is successful and started quickly.

Do not be surprised if we inspect the flooring on the level of your home below the overflow. It is possible today’s accident is a repeat performance you may not have noticed weeks or months before. The floorboards receiving the drips that lined up next to your tub, before their journey through the ceiling, may show warping or buckling. If the water is clean, it passes through a textured ceiling with little sign yet damages the hardwood below. SERVPRO first must dry out the floor, using vacuum panels or a mat system to direct air and warmth below the surface and draw out the moisture. Sanding completes the job after thorough drying. We consider replacing floorboards if they exhibit cupping, where the planks pushed up on each side, with a depression down the length.

Locally Owned Company with National Resources

When water escapes its rightful place in your home SERVPRO of Wilson County responds with many strategies to restore water damage. Our operators answer inquiries around the clock at (615) 449-5000.

The Five Stages of Water Damage in Lebanon Homes

3/8/2017 (Permalink)

Water Leaks and Intrusions Cause Degrees of Damage in Lebanon homes.

Properties Suffer Degrees of Damage Caused by Water

When homes are hit by water damage, either internal or external, the destruction does not happen all at once. It is a gradual process, which occurs in stages. Restoration technicians use these stages to determine the severity of the problem and how to handle it.

There are five stages of water damage in Lebanon homes. They start with the mildest (some cases do involve just this level of damage) and end with the most severe, which is usually defined by mold growth and stagnation.

Keep reading to find out more about how water damage develops and why it is important to respond fast and halt it in its tracks

Stage One
Water damage starts with the source of the problem. So, if a pipe has burst, this is the beginning of the water intrusion. In some cases, it is quite slow. In others (such as a broken main), the liquid accumulates quickly. Gravity drives all liquid lower, so there is a possibility that anything stored below the affected area is also in danger. The SERVPRO technicians can inspect the entire property to identify vulnerable areas.

Stage Two
Almost instantly, the wicking of moisture occurs, mostly into porous items. Drapes, curtains, carpets, clothing, and other fabrics do not collect standing water until they are completely absorbed and full of liquid. So, in rooms with lots of porous items, it takes longer for standing water to build, but this does not mean that the problem is less severe.

Stage Three
Elevated humidity characterizes stage three. It occurs when the moisture in and around the wet materials starts to evaporate into the air. The atmosphere becomes full and saturated with it. Secondary water damage is a danger at this point, as the heavy air tries to displace water vapor into absorbent items. There may be condensation forming on walls. Ceiling tiles are likely to warp and sag.
Stage Four
If the water damage reaches this stage in its development, there is a risk of mold and microbes. Once wet materials have taken on a certain amount of liquid (20-25% of their actual weight for wood and paper), they become a fertile environment for mold spores. It is imperative that appropriate action happens before they are allowed to multiply and spread.

Stage Five
The spread of microbes characterizes the most severe stage of water damage. It is still possible to restore a home at this point, but there may be large amounts of material which require disposal. When allowed to develop this far, all areas not affected are in danger of being contaminated.

If you need fast, effective repairs, SERVPRO of Wilson County is the right choice. We are a local remediation service, with tried and tested techniques. Our technicians are warm, friendly, and a great source of advice. Call us 24/7 at (615) 449-5000.

Old Hickory Water Removal Includes Key Factors

2/13/2017 (Permalink)

Old Hickory Home Gets Water Damage Restoration from SERVPRO

SERVPRO Mitigates Water Damage to Homes in Old Hickory

Water can be the single biggest threat to a structure. We need to drink it for survival. We use it to wash our clothes. We clean our dishes with water. Water is great and necessary. Water can also be a very destructive force. From small leaks to major floods, water can destroy property quickly and leave a lasting line of damage in its wake.

When water removal becomes a necessity in your Old Hickory home, do not take the mess into your own hands. You may think you have cleaned up and dried all of the water, but it takes certified water restoration professionals like SERVPRO, to ensure complete water removal. Even after the flood waters have subsided, there may be damage from water soaked beams or wood. There could be higher humidity levels which can lead to microbial growth, mold, and bacteria. These factors could potentially affect your family's well-being. Our IICRC certified Applied Structural Drying Technicians are qualified on water detection including hidden moisture, leaks, and mold growth.

Successful drying relates to key factors such as temperature, humidity, evaporation, and airflow (movement). These points must all be coordinated to expediently extract any standing water and restore a normal RH, relative humidity, to the affected structure. Dry air can absorb moisture from wet surfaces. Also, the technicians can create conditions that are optimal for the final drying. The strategic placement of air movers and dehumidifiers are critical. This proven methodology results in a final walk through with the homeowner to document and verify the return of the building to its preloss condition. "Like it never even happened."

If you believe that there is hidden water in your home or you need help with flood damage, whatever your problem, contact SERVPRO of Wilson County. Our staff is available 24/7 to respond to your emergency. Just call (615) 449-5000.

Why Certified Water Damage Technicians Are The Best Choice For Lebanon Homeowners

1/17/2017 (Permalink)

Let the Experts at SERVPRO help with water damage in your Lebanon Home or Business

When water is an issue in your home, it can be very hard to chart where it first entered and the route it took once in the building. Restoration companies that are comfortable with missing areas of water damage can put your home at continuous risk of deterioration and possible microbial growth. SERVPRO water damage technicians complete courses that are approved by the Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC), exposing them to industry wide standards that make the health and safety of consumers the structural integrity of their homes the center of any water restoration effort. These courses also comprehensively educate our staff on water detection strategies to ensure a home inspected by a certified tech has been thoroughly evaluated for water sources, hidden saturation, possible microbial growth.
Stressing the need for optimal drying of any water damage within your home in Lebanon is the mantra of the IICRC approach for water damage control. Our employees understand their training opportunities and their practical experience that water entering and remaining without abatement in a home can change a healthy and comfortable environment to a potentially hazardous and deteriorating one. Whether your physician has warned you are susceptible to mold and its spores, so you must avoid any microbial growth, or you fear your home’s structure or the contents are degrading because of unattended water damage, it is clear that finding, repairing, and restoring any area where water leaks or seeps into your home is crucial to maintaining a proper standard of living.
SERVPRO employs certified technicians who not only remove the obvious wetness in a client’s home but also have the knowledge and tools to reduce moisture levels in structural components, contents, and even the air to industry approved levels. Proper techniques, including accurate measurements of humidity and moisture and a knowledge of how to balance air movement and dehumidification, are the key to water damage remediation. Competence with these techniques is required of every SERVPRO employee. When you contact us for help you can be confident you have the weight of an entire proper restoration industry on your side.
If you suspect hidden water may be compromising your health and the condition of your dwelling contact SERVPRO of Wilson County. Our dispatchers answer (615) 449-5000 day and night, scheduling a water damage inspection within hours of your call.

What You Shouldn't and Should Do when You Encounter Residential Water Damage

6/5/2016 (Permalink)

Flooding can cause residential water damage in Mt. Juliet to any area of your home.

The Do's and Don'ts of Residential Water Damage

It happens to many homeowners and even to tenants, at times. Flooding can cause residential water damage in Mt. Juliet to any area of your home. The water may come from many sources, and with extremely rare exceptions, flooding should be treated as an emergency.

Residential water damage only begins with the initial flooding, and with sump pumps, much of the water can be extracted. Mold and mildew can also damage your home and your belongings. These harmful aspects of mold and mildew can continue until the cause of their growth is eliminated. This is why it is imperative to apply the use of more than just a sump pump and a few fans. Doing so might get most surfaces dry-to-the-touch, but it won't be enough to penetrate into the interior of most of the damaged items. This is especially true for walls, floors, and ceilings of the rooms below where the flooding took place. Water damage behind fixed structures such as bathtubs and shower stalls can also hide water that can seep into other areas for months after the initial water damage took place.

Sometimes, water damage results from sewer backup into your basement instead of overflowing from a non-draining sink or tub, or from a leaky pipe. Blackwater such as sewer backup should never be cleaned up by yourself. The health risks involving contact with black water are very high. Water from other sources can also create health problems. Water from natural sources does not contain only natural and non-harmful substances. Heavy rainfall or flood waters can contain oil and gasoline from runoff from nearby roads, residue from garbage, decaying fish and wildlife that have drowned, and many other contaminants.

Professional clean-up should be used for residential water damage, especially for that involving sewer backup or flood waters from rainfall or overflowing rivers and streams. In addition to the always-present risk of electrocution, water can hide many other dangers. You can avoid these dangerous hazards by calling us, SERVPRO of Wilson County at (615) 449-5000. We are experts in eliminating water damage in residential settings and can help you get your home and your family back to normal.

How to Handle Residential Water Damage in Old Hickory

3/11/2016 (Permalink)

Although water damage can happen quickly and cause immense damage, there are ways to prevent a lot of it.

Handling Old Hickory Residential Water Damage

Any type of flooding will likely cause homeowners to seek Old Hickory residential water damage services. Even a small flood from an overflowing toilet will need to be resolved quickly, especially when there’s contaminated water with bacteria that can cause health issues. Large rain storms can also cause flooding to your home if roof damage occurs. Even a leaky water heater or burst pipe can cause heavy water damage. After any type of flooding, you should have your home cleaned, dried, disinfected, and deodorized to ensure the health and safety of your family. Whether water damage in Old Hickory happens quickly and without warning or slowly over time, it needs to be resolved as soon as you discover it so that it does not get worse. 

Finding Hidden Water

Though some flooding and water may be obvious, it can also exist out of view. Moisture sensors can be used to find water problems wherever they may be hiding. Even if you have water inside of your walls or soaking the flooring underneath your carpets, sensors can track the moisture levels so that you can make sure no areas are left untreated. Moisture meters can also be used to let you know that the drying process is going smoothly. 

Removing All Water From the Home

To remove Old Hickory water damage, professional extractors will likely need to be used. Air moving equipment and dehumidifiers can help to speed up the drying process for you. There are refrigerant and desiccant dehumidifiers that can be used to get moisture out of the air in your home, and there is also equipment that can be used to deodorize your home after a big water emergency. You want to make sure that odor-causing issues are properly taken care of, and you can have fungicides injected into contaminated areas if needed. Thermal foggers can also be used to neutralize odors at their source. 

Getting Help Fast

It is imperative to get help quickly whether the water damage is done to your flooring, sub-floor, walls, or ceiling. Water damage just gets worse if it is not treated, so it is important to make sure that all of your flooding concerns are taken care of right away before standing water starts to cause additional structural and cosmetic concerns. Additionally, mold and other health concerns can become an issue if all of the moisture is not taken care of promptly.

Locally Owned Company with National Resources

SERVPRO of Wilson County can tackle water damage problems of all sizes. Our company has all of the tools and equipment necessary to remove water from your home safely. When water damage occurs in Old Hickory, Gladeville, or Inglewood, we have the personnel to help. Call us today at (615) 449-5000.

In Mt. Juliet, How SERVPRO's Professionals Expedite the Initial Water Damage Restoration Process

11/18/2015 (Permalink)

Servpro Saves Your Home from a Big Drop of Water

SERVPRO Keys on Drying Out Your Home in Mt. Juliet Following Water Damage

Water damage in Mt. Juliet can be a devastating reality for residential property owners. However, professional water damage restoration specialists can help you quickly restore your property and get your life back to normal. The professionals of SERVPRO have been providing high-quality restoration services for over 55 years, and our IICRC-certified technicians are highly skilled in expediting this important process. Learn more about how we optimize the water damage restoration project by reviewing this short outline:

The Property Assessment. The initial step the professionals of SERVPRO will do upon arriving at your home is to provide you with a property assessment. This assessment, through careful inspection, helps our team determine the extent of your water damages. Upon this determination, we can work directly with your insurance provider to coordinate an agreed upon water damage restoration process. Mutual cooperation, with the okay of you and your adjuster, expedite the restoration process and mitigate your out-of-pocket expenses.

Water Damage Classification. The professionals of SERVPRO utilize standards established by the Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC) to classify your water damage. This classification will aid in establishing proper drying and cleaning steps. Water extraction sets the process. There are four classes:

Class 1: The losses are quickly caught, confined and involve few absorbent structures and possessions.

Class 2: The primary losses are highly absorbent materials on the floor, such as padding and carpeting.

Class 3: Water damage results from originating overhead and impact drywall, insulation, wall frames, and ceilings. Flooring materials with a high rate of absorbency are impacted.

Class 4: Specialty drying for saturated ground soil, masonry, plaster, stucco, concrete, and hardwood flooring and furniture.

Water Drying Process. The next component of the Mt. Juliet water damage restoration process will be water drying. The drying process will typically involve four steps:

1. Removal of excess water. Our professionals use several methodologies to accomplish this objective, including powerful truck-mounted water pumps, portable and rideable wet-vacuums, and even mops and buckets.

2. Evaporation. We use specialized equipment like air movers (high velocity specialized fans), heaters, and dryers to remove remaining accumulated water.

3. Dehumidification. Because water intrusion generates increased moisture levels making the ambient air more humid, we'll utilize dehumidification strategies to extract moisture from the air. SERVPRO has advanced desiccant (chemical based), refrigerant (like a/c action), and basic dehumidifiers to speed the drying process to completion.

4. Dry Result. The SERVPRO technicians will use moisture meters and thermohygrometers to gauge heat and relative humidity, both reliable monitoring devices. This helps us determine if any adjustments or further treatments are necessary to complete the drying process. We will provide you with a guarantee of successful drying of your property.

Call SERVPRO Immediately. The key to restoring your Mt. Juliet home following water damage is securing high-quality restoration services. We will help alleviate stress by offering you empathetic and professional services at fair prices. Our aim is to return your house to pre-loss condition, and you to your home, as quickly as possible.

Locally Owned and Operated

We are proud to be an active member of the Mt. Juliet community. SERVPRO of Wilson County is locally owned and operated so we’re already nearby and ready to help Lebanon, Watertown, and Mt. Juliet residents with any-sized flood or water damage emergencies. We are faster to any size disaster, available 24/7. Call us for help. (615) 449-5000

Why You Should Hire a Water Damage Company in Lebanon That Works With Insurance Companies

9/21/2015 (Permalink)

Stop the Leak

SERVPRO Works with Many Insurance Companies in Lebanon

When you find that your home in Lebanon is struck by a natural disaster such as a fire or flood, there are several issues that you must handle at the same time. You need to work with your insurance company to determine how much financial assistance you can receive for the water damage to your property. Additionally, you'll need to locate a water damage restoration company that can expedite and optimize the restoration process. Ideally, you'll want to hire a company like SERVPRO that works in conjunction with many insurance providers. There are numerous benefits that result from doing so. Some of them include:

This Water Damage Company Can Help You Obtain a Fair Settlement

One of the primary benefits of hiring SERVPRO to work with your insurance provider is that the two groups can work together with adjustors to develop a fair settlement for water damage fees. Bear in mind that SERVPRO is neither an insurance agent or adjuster and holds you responsible for fees.  We will issue you a Water Damage Emergency Report on our first visit upon request. Cover the details with your insurance company and let SERVPRO get to work to minimize the effects of the water damage.

This Water Damage Company Uses Sound Business Practices

In addition to assisting you with the process of getting a fair settlement for restoration services, a water damage company like SERVPRO that works with your insurance provider is likely to utilize sound business practices. This is the case for several reasons, including the fact that insurance companies have extensive industry experience that enables them to identify and work in unison with the most exceptional, efficient water damage companies on the block. Thus utilizing the services of a water damage company that you obtained from an insurance referral is one of the best ways to ensure that your specific needs are met in an ethical, expedient manner.


Hiring a water damage company that works in conjunction with your insurance provider is a great way to ensure that you obtain exceptional services. If you're currently searching for an experienced water damage restoration company, be sure to consider SERVPRO. We employ franchise professionals who have obtained IICRC industry certifications and are trained according to high standards. We also provide 24/7 emergency response and assistance for your convenience.

Locally Owned and Operated

We live and work in Lebanon too; we might even be neighbors. As a locally owned and operated business, SERVPRO of Wilson County is close by and ready to respond to your water or flood damage emergency. We are proud to be an active member of the Lebanon community and want to do our part to make our community the best it can be.

 We carefully inspect your property’s water damage, determining the type of water damage and the areas affected. Call us for help. (615) 449-5000

Precautions When Returning to Your Wilson County Home

3/14/2015 (Permalink)

Although we try to prevent water damage and purchase flood insurance, we cannot always stop the inevitable.

Precautions When Returning to Your Home

Whether caused by a leak, a natural disaster, or any other type of issue, Gallatin water damage can be devastating for a home. Although we try to prevent water damage and purchase flood insurance, we cannot always stop the inevitable. The actions that you take immediately upon returning home will have a huge effect on how much Goodlettsville water damage is done and how long it takes to repair the house. 

1. Ensure the water has stopped. Before you begin to repair the damage, or even live in your home, you must ensure that the source of the water has been cut off. This includes sealing a leak, turning off water to your home, or simply waiting until a flood has stopped. 

2. Call your insurance company. It's important to notify your insurance company of the Hendersonville water damage as soon as possible. Even if you don't have flood coverage, they may be able to help you.

3. Dry the house. You will not be able to remove all the damage, but you should do your best. Mop or use a wet vacuum to remove water and dry both floors and walls as much as possible. Remove damaged carpeting and other textiles. 

4. Keep good ventilation. Ventilation will help to dry out the home. In addition, the fresh air will discourage mold and mildew from forming and prevent Inglewood water damage from being the catalyst that destroys the home. 

5. Check below the leak. Water flows downhill, so there will likely be water damage in the basement or in lower floors. 

6. Have your home inspected for mold. Mold can be a health risk for occupants of your home. By the time you see green or black fuzz on your walls, floors, or fixtures, it is already too late. A trained inspector will likely be necessary in order to feel assured that you do not have mold inside your walls.

While Gallatin water damage is stressful, it does not have to ruin your home. As soon as you discover the damage, follow these steps and involve your insurance agent as early as possible.

Water Damage Restoration

Basement flooding or storm damage doesn't wait for regular business hours and neither do we. We respond to your residential or commercial water removal and cleanup needs. Our fast response time and advanced drying methods help prevent secondary damage and mold. Common causes of water damage are:

Nashville Water Damage - When Nashville Water Damage occurs spring into action

1/3/2015 (Permalink)

Water Damage in you Nashville home should be addressed before it gets bad.

Take Fast Action When Nashville Water Damage Occurs

If your home is flooded, then you need to spring into action. It is important that Nashville water removal is accomplished in a timely manner to prevent damage to your home. There are other problems that water causes such as unhealthy indoor air quality. You can physically remove wet items and carry them outdoors to dry. A large fan will help with Nashville water removal fast to dry items faster. High humidity levels can affect every member of your family in a negative manner. If you have family members with respiratory problems, then it is important that you get rid of excess water.

Consider hiring a company that specializes in water damage. They will bring professional equipment that will dry your home faster. This is important to prevent damage to your floors, walls and ceilings. Protect yourself and your family by wearing a respiratory mask while cleaning up after water damage. Throw away items that have been saturated with water such as mattresses, rugs and carpets.

Water damage can also occur due to damaged water or sewer lines. If the sewer has backed up into your home, you must take steps to prevent bacteria from entering your home. Consult a professional water damage company for best results. Consult with your insurance agent to find out what items are covered. Some homeowner's policies do not cover damage due to flooding or other disasters. Prepare ahead of a disaster by storing items such as canned foods and important papers inside plastic containers and bags. Important information such as insurance policies should also be protected.

If your area weather station is reporting possible flooding in your area, then you should unplug all appliances. Turn the electricity off before you vacate the premises. It is important to prepare ahead for natural disasters that can catch you off-guard. Make sure all family members know what to do in case of an emergency. Never use your household vacuum to remove excess water. A professional Nashville water damage company has equipment to remove water safely and efficiently. Contact a professional before an emergency situation unfolds in front of you and your family.

SERVPRO of Wilson County Professionals provide fire and water damage restoration services. SERVPRO of Wilson County proudly serves Nashville, Lebanon, Mt. Juliet, Watertown, Old Hickory, Gladeville, Gallatin, Goodlettsville, Hendersonville, Inglewood, and surrounding areas. We are available 24 hours/7 days a week and are ready to restore damage to your home or structure caused by:

What You Need To Know About Bathroom Flooding In Your Lebanon Home

10/7/2014 (Permalink)

Bathroom flooding can be very destructive and damaging to your home in Lebanon.

By: Jamie Shelley
Oct. 6 2014 9:14 AM ET

Bathroom flooding can be very destructive and damaging to your home in Lebanon. Flooding can lead to potential health and safety risks if not handled properly. Bathroom flooding is especially problematic because it can happen at any time of the day or night. You should know several things about bathroom flooding situations. Nashville is north enough to be susceptible to pipe freezing and possible water damage after pipes thaw. Keep informed about the possible freezing by watching channel 5 weather.

Causes of Bathroom Flooding

Bathroom flooding can be caused by several things. Clogs are very common. Clogs deep in your plumbing can force water back up and out of your sink, tub or toilet. Drain problems can result in flooding. A jammed drain or a drain that is filled with hair or toilet paper can cause flooding. The drain will stop the water from reaching the pipes. A pipe connected to a fixture could burst because of corrosion, age or water pressure problems. A final cause could be frozen pipes that block the drains.

How Bathroom Flooding Can Harm Your Mt. Juliet Home

Flooding in your Mt. Juliet home can do allot of damage and possibly your health. The water can start to rot away the beams that make up the structure of the floor, walls and the ceiling below. Severe flooding in Watertown can reach your basement and damage the foundation or appliances like water heaters. Flooding can start to corrode other pipes in the bathroom causing water damage to your Old Hickory business or home. The water can cause toxic mold to start growing. You might catch a disease or infection if you come into contact with wastewater. Even sewer gases from your Old Hickory sewers that come up can lead to respiratory problems and eye or nose irritation. If you are experiencing health problems call University Medical Center at 615-444-8262.

How to React When Bathroom Flooding Starts

You need to act fast when bathroom flooding starts. Attempt to shut off the water from a safe location. Avoid touching or standing in wastewater from toilets or backed up drains. Attempt to contain the flooding if possible so that less of your Gallatin home is damaged. Do not flush toilets. If you have towels and mops, then try to minimize the amount of standing water on the ground.

The Importance of Contacting Professionals

You always want to contact restoration professionals when you have a bathroom flooding situation. Professionals will know how to prevent mold growth and how to remove all the water from your bathroom safely. They will attempt to salvage as much as possible. You want to rely on a restoration company to repair water-damaged areas for maximum safety. You should always call a restoration company when you encounter flooding in your bathroom. Call a professional water damage restoration company immediately to deal with water damage. SERVPRO of Wilson County is a professional water damage remediation company and can be reached 24/7/365 at 615-449-5000.

Preventing Bathroom Flooding

You can prevent some bathroom flooding situations by watching what goes into the drains. Do not put large amounts of toilet paper, food or other objects in toilets and sinks. Keep solid items out of drains. Have your pipes and plumbing inspected regularly to avoid corrosion and burst pipes. Have your sewer lines and drains professionally cleaned once every one to two years. Call plumbers as soon as you see slow drains or frequent clogs. Just a few simple actions can prevent many bathroom flooding situations.

SERVPRO of Wilson County is a 24/7 emergency water removal & flood clean up repair service company, Our technicians are highly trained and experienced with every water damage situation from sewage damage clean up, mold removal, smoke damage repair, fire damage repair, flooded basement, wet carpet, wet walls, carpet water damage, basement water damage, flooded crawl space, sewer backup, sewage removal, mud removal, commercial water damage, restoration, house water damage, building water damage, hotel water damage, flooded building, crawl space water damage, crawl space sewage damage, pump out, dry out, flood water removal, commercial building water removal, building flood damage, hardwood floor water damage, wet hardwood floors, wet carpet drying, sewage restoration, flood cleanup, busted pipe water damage, broken pipe water damage, busted sprinkler water damage, frozen pipe water damage, flood pump out, basement pump out. If you would like to schedule service for your home or business, please call today!

SERVPRO of Wilson County Professionals provide fire and water damage restoration services. SERVPRO of Wilson County proudly serves Nashville, Lebanon, Mt. Juliet, Watertown, Old Hickory, Gladeville, Gallatin, Goodlettsville, Hendersonville, Inglewood, and surrounding areas. We are available 24 hours/7 days a week and are ready to restore damage to your home or commercial structure caused by: