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Local is Better | SERVPRO® of Wilson County

7/27/2020 (Permalink)

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At SERVPRO of Wilson County, we are focused on being community minded. Over the course of the last three years we have made a direct effort to being involved in our community.

When our ownership changed at SERVPRO of Wilson County it was a good day for Wilson County. It was the first time that Wilson County natives were calling the shots.

The importance of having those that call Wilson County home at the helm is we have been more focused on making sure that we are making positive impacts within our community.

SERVPRO of Wilson County has been supporters of numerous Wilson County based non-profits and the local school system. Last year a local private school renamed their playground after SERVPRO due to the support in which we have provided.

When you work with SERVPRO of Wilson County you are working with neighbors!

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.

Wilson County Strong | SERVPRO® of Wilson County

7/27/2020 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of Wilson County is nestled right in the heart of Wilson County. When the ownership changed hands a few years ago, the commitment was to be a local presence.

In order to hold true to this pledge, SERVPRO of Wilson County has begun a building project that will bring a new 40,000 square foot facility to the rapidly growing 109/40 Corridor.

The ownership of SERVPRO of Wilson County is committed to building a state of the art facility that will serve as the epicenter for business and community. The oversized training room will be able to provide a space for community and civic groups to meet.

SERVPRO of Wilson County sees this investment into the county as further proof that they are here for the long term and will continue to make the business community in Wilson County top notch.

When you work with SERVPRO of Wilson County you are working with friends that are working to do our part to improve the county!

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.

Why SERVPRO? | SERVPRO® of Wilson County

6/16/2020 (Permalink)

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Independently owned and operated: We all know it, the quality of work that is brought to market by a hands-on owner is of much higher quality than that of which came from a corporately managed service provider. Mike and Katherine Isaacson are the franchise owners of SERVPRO of Wilson County. Furthermore, Mike’s grandfather founded SERVPRO Industries back in 1967! Needless to say, Mike has lived and breathed restoration since day one of his life. If experience is what you are looking for, look no further.

Supporting local business: Mike and Katherine both have grown up and lived in Middle TN for over 30 years. They now raise two children of their own here in our wonderful community. As you trust SERVPRO of Wilson County with your restoration needs, you may rest assured knowing that the same service professional you receive may be the same person shopping beside you at the local mart. That professional will be proud of his work when he sees you! Mike and Katherine have built their business on these standards and expectations!

The right quality of people: Mike says it best, “Never neglect investing in your greatest asset- PEOPLE!” From Mike himself, to the technician that knocks on your door, our clients can trust that quality will be top of mind. This is a core value that Mike’s grandfather has instilled in him since he was a young boy. Put us to the test and call SERVPRO of Wilson County today for an estimate to make it "Like it never even happened."

EXPERIENCE MATTERS! Save time and money by getting the job done correctly on the first attempt! | SERVPRO® of Wilson County

6/15/2020 (Permalink)

Like it never even happened Fire, Water, Storm Damage!

Here at SERVPRO of Wilson County we understand the stress and worry that comes with a fire or water damage and the disruption it causes your life and home or business. Our goal is to help minimize the interruption to your life and quickly make it "Like it never even happened." This goal is achieved by our licensed professionals who specialize in the cleanup and restoration of your home or business. We have the ability to extract water, dry out building materials (floors, insulation, etc.), clean and restore contents damaged by smoke or fire, and make mold and the dangers associated disappear!

Surely at some point in your life or career you have incurred the additional costs of a job not completely correctly on the first attempt. This may be due to you or someone you have trusted with a task taking shortcuts to finish it quicker, or a group of “professionals” just not being trained properly. Rest assured that every service professional you receive from SERVPRO of Wilson County will come with vast experience accommodated by an IICRC (Institute of Inspection, Cleaning, and Restoration Certification).

Since 1967 SERVPRO has been the cleaning and restoration brand that you know and trust. We are forever grateful for the relationships and lives we have been able to enrich since day one. Don’t let your home or business fall suspect to anything less than the best service in the industry. Call SERVPRO of Wilson County for any cleanup or restoration needs you may occur! We will make it “Like it never even happened.”

Trust the Professionals | SERVPRO® of Wilson County

6/2/2020 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of Wilson County  IICRC Two men cleaning a ceiling.

There is great wisdom in the saying, “if you think a professional is expensive, try hiring an amateur.” At SERVPRO of Wilson County, we have seen firsthand numerous clients that did not heed this advice. When clients do not hire professionals to take care of their fire or water needs they are setting themselves up for disaster down the road.

At SERVPRO of Wilson County, we take seriously what it means to be a professional. The Cleaning and Restoration Industry follows the standard laid out by the Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration (IICRC). The guidelines and procedures given by IICRC allow us to ensure that we are restoring your property to highest level possible.

In addition to following the process of IICRC, we go a step further by ensuring that our crews are IICRC certified. Currently our crews have over 45 certifications in over ten different certification classes.

We believe at SERVPRO of Wilson County that we will provide the best service to our clients when we have the most trained staff. The certifications are not limited to our production team, in fact we have members of our leadership team, sales team, and office team that all have IICRC certification.

By having trained professionals, we can ensure that we are providing the best quality of work to all of our customers!

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.

Global Capacity with Local Ownership | SERVPRO® of Wilson County

6/2/2020 (Permalink)

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At SERVPRO we meet most of our clients when they least expecting us. Being in the emergency response industry we are called to the homes and business of those in our community at their most trying time. When your home or property is damaged you want to be able to rely on someone local that you can trust.

At SERVPRO of Wilson County, we are fortunate to have owners that not only live in here in Middle Tennessee, but are from Middle Tennessee. The benefit of dealing with a local company is that you get the personal connection. Throughout the last year alone, SERVPRO of Wilson County has invested back into our community by supporting numerous non-profits and organizations.

There is a great chance that any given time you could run into our owners or crew at the ball field or the grocery store. The SERVPRO of Wilson County is committed to our community because we are a part of the community.

The great benefit of SERVPRO of Wilson County is that not only are we local, but we have the Global SERVPRO network to rely upon. We have seen it repeated throughout the years; when a local area is hit hard SERVPRO teams are ready to respond and help out our neighbors. The same attitude is given to our local franchise as well, most recently during the March 3rd Tornado. During the first 48 hours of the storm event, we had received calls from SERVPRO’s all over the country wanting to know if we needed help to service our customers.

When you choose SERVPRO of Wilson County you are not only getting the local Wilson County franchise, but you are getting access to the whole SERVPRO network!

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.

SERVPRO® of Wilson County is Here for You Even During Stormy Weather

7/9/2019 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of Wilson County can be your rainbow after the storm.

Flooding and water emergencies don’t wait for a convenient time of year. Severe weather may occur at any moment, and that’s why SERVPRO of Wilson County provides emergency cleaning and restoration services 24 hours a day, 7 days a week—including all holidays. Summertime is notorious for severe thunderstorms, which are a common occurrence. These storms can also cause a chance for storm damage to your property.

Are you aware of the different types of damage that thunderstorms can cause to your property?

SERVPRO of Wilson County serves you – even during stormy weather

Thunderstorms occur all throughout the world, and there are an estimated 16 million thunderstorms that occur each year. In the United States, approximately 100,000 thunderstorms occur per year, and of those, 10% are considered severe. Mature storms are when you see the most dangerous aspects of storms, including hail and heavy rain.

That’s why you can expect to get a SERVPRO of Wilson County representative to answer the phone after hours and on the weekends. We understand that a quick response can help minimize damages, and get you back to normal as soon as possible.

Restoration You May Need After a Storm

When a disaster strikes your home or business in Wilson County, you can rest assured that we will come as soon as you call us. Even if you call after normal business hours, our on call team member will ask the right questions to prepare our team of professionals to provide you with emergency services. Of the many different dangerous effects caused by a thunderstorm, one of the greatest risks is the chance for flying debris caused by the high winds associated with severe thunderstorms.

Wind gusts in a severe thunderstorm can reach up to and over 57.5 mph. That is enough to cause significant property damage.

Loose items in your yard, including items that seem non-threatening, can turn into dangerous projectiles. If it is feasible, take care and make sure everything on your patios and lawn are secured prior to any type of storm.

In addition to wind damage, thunderstorms can also produce the following damage:

Be aware of these types of warnings on the radio or weather alerts:

Lightning presents multiple dangers. When it strikes a building, it passes through the electrical wiring and can cause appliances to blow out. This movement also increase the risk of fire.

Tornadoes are highly destructive and can reach wind speeds over 200 mph. Tornadoes can do severe structural damage in a very short amount of time.

Depending on the size of the hail, it can damage everything from crops to houses and cars.

A large amount of rain in a small period of time is a common hallmark of thunderstorms. This can lead to flash flooding because there’s not enough time for the rain to soak in and there’s nowhere for the water to go.

If a thunderstorm has resulted in damage to your home or business, know that the team at SERVPRO® of Wilson County is available 247 to help with cleanup and restoration

A Homeowner's Defenses Against Flood Damage | SERVPRO® of Wilson County

6/20/2019 (Permalink)

The peace of mind that comes with being prepared is priceless.

Flooding is a common occurrence in some parts of the country, but did you know that it could also be brought on by natural disasters? In fact, 90% of natural disasters have flooding involved.

Natural disasters can happen to anyone, anywhere, which is why it is so essential to be prepared.

How Can Homeowners Prevent Flood Damage?

Though natural disasters are unstoppable forces, homeowners can plan ahead and prevent excessive water damage from happening in their own homes:

Know your risk. Use the FEMA Flood Map Tool or call the local branch of your emergency management office to better understand your risk and the precautions to take.

Anchor fuel and propane tanks. Even if a tank is full and heavy, anchoring it is a wise idea in case waters begin to rush in.

Protect appliances. Elevate appliances when possible to prevent their electrical and internal components from being waterlogged and damaged beyond repair.

Elevate hazardous materials. If you would not want it to come into contact with your bare skin, it should be elevated out of the flood water’s path. Pollution can make the water more dangerous for the entire region, and can even lead to fires.

Digitize valuables. Precious and irreplaceable items, such as family memorabilia, tax records and household documents, should be digitized and the physical copies kept off-site or in a waterproof safe.

Turn off electricity. Even if you feel it’s unlikely that the waters would reach electrical appliances or outlets, having live electricity near floodwaters can still be dangerous. Shut off the electrical breaker to any rooms that are at-risk for a flood.

Taking steps to protect your home is a responsible precaution that you will be grateful for in hindsight. The peace of mind that comes with being prepared is priceless.

If you’ve experienced flood damage or water damage from other causes, SERVPRO® of Wilson County is here to help. Our fully trained water remediation technicians will be there for you when you call.

Clear Your HVAC System With Duct Cleaning | SERVPRO® of Wilson County

5/31/2019 (Permalink)

Experts recommend regular cleaning to keep your unit running well and keep your family healthy.

We know that Wilson County homeowners are especially thankful for their air conditioning systems in the summer, but could your HVAC unit be doing more harm than good?

The Benefits of Having Your Ducts Cleaned

While an HVAC system is wonderful in the heat of the day, due to the unique design of the ducts, it is easy for them to become contaminated. As the air flows throughout the system, those contaminants can be pushed through the air and into the home, causing indoor air quality to be two to five times worse than outside in some cases.

That’s why experts recommend regular cleaning and maintenance to keep your unit running well and keep your family healthy.

The Contaminants Cleared From Ducts

When cleaning air ducts, here are the common contaminants that get removed:

  1. Mold.

Because many air duct systems are located in a home’s basement, mold and mildew can grow in and around the ductwork. Because of the dark and damp environment, mold spores are able to easily latch on and infiltrate the air circulating through the house, leading to health issues.

  1. Allergens.

Air ducts provide the perfect environment for bacteria, mold, fungus and allergens to take root, but properly cleaning the air ducts will remove these contaminants. Breathing these in can result in severe allergies or asthma, with young children being the most vulnerable.   

  1. Dust.

It is common for homeowners to feel like they are dusting more than they should have to, but there might actually be a reason. If dust is flowing through the ductwork, it will be deposited throughout the house each time the air kicks on.

  1. Pet Fur.

Our furry family members are wonderful, but animal fur is a nightmare for an HVAC system. Fur can build up in the vents, leading to germs, fungus and bacterial growth. Fur and dander can also hinder the efficiency of the system, slowing down air flow and making the unit work harder.

The Efficiency of Clean Ducts

As contaminants are allowed to build up, the HVAC system’s airflow will decrease. The Department of Energy shows that 25 to 40% of the energy used to keep the home at a comfortable temperature is wasted, with unclean ducts being partially to blame.

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

How You Should React to Water Damage | SERVPRO® of Wilson County

5/29/2019 (Permalink)

Water damage can be alarming. Whether it's residential or commercial, we're here to help.

Discovering water damage anywhere in your home or business can be alarming, regardless of if it’s from broken pipes, hidden leaks or sudden floods. However, by staying calm and following a few steps right away, you can get your property back to normal in no time.

Be Safe

Determining the safety of your location is the most important thing when you first discover water damage. Ensure that there aren’t electrical items that could cause shocks when wet, turn off the electricity if need be and check that the floors and structures are not in danger of collapsing. Never stick around a potentially hazardous area to attempt cleanup.

Reach Out to the Pros

Once you’re sure you’re safe, it’s time to consult a professional. With a 24/7 Emergency Service line, the ability to work with your insurance on your behalf and a Master Water Restorer on staff, we can provide a fast and easy cleanup designed to get your life back to normal in a hurry.

Encourage Air Flow

Maximize your time while waiting for us to arrive by salvaging what you can from the damaged areas. If any items such as furniture, fabric and papers are affected, moving them out can make them more viable for restoration later on.

If the weather outside is dry and not too humid, opening a window and creating airflow can begin evaporating water from surfaces in the room. These small steps will go a long way until we can get there and tackle the big stuff.

Absorb What You Can

While a mop can’t take the place of industry-leading equipment, removing standing water can certainly have an impact. If you’re able, use a mop or water-rated vacuum cleaner to clear out puddles and standing water throughout the impacted area.

If you’ve just discovered water damage in your home or commercial property, SERVPRO® of Wilson County can get there fast. Call us today—we’re here to help.

Avoiding Fire Hazards in the Kitchen | SERVPRO® of Wilson County

5/23/2019 (Permalink)

Cooking fires are rated as the No. 1 cause of home fires and injuries.

Has your kitchen been designated as a place for family and friends to gather and spend quality time together as, perhaps, a cozy comfort food meal is cooking? Well, the kitchen is also a space where many home fires occur.

Cooking fires are the No. 1 cause of home fires and injuries with the leading cause of these kitchen fires being unattended cooking.

State Farm paid out a whopping $130 million for homeowners insurance claims related to grease and other cooking fires in just 2017 alone. According to the insurance company, these are the worst states for kitchen fires:

  • North Carolina
  • Texas
  • Pennsylvania
  • California
  • Ohio
  • Illinois
  • Maryland
  • New York
  • Alabama
  • Georgia
Kitchen Fire Safety Tips

Staying in the kitchen while cooking is not the only fire safety tip you should be following. Here are some other helpful tips to observe while cooking:

1. Are you wearing loose-fitting clothing or long sleeves? They could catch on fire if you aren’t careful while cooking over the stove. It’s best to wear short or close-fitted sleeve shirts and make sure any baggy shirts are tucked in or tied back.

2. Do you keep flammable items away from the stovetop? Make sure kitchen towels, oven mitts, appliance cords or even curtains aren’t too close to the stovetop when cooking. Ideally, anything flammable should be moved away from the stovetop.

3. Do you have a fire extinguisher readily accessible to the kitchen? Hopefully you have at least one fire extinguisher located in your home, ideally one that is near your kitchen. Make sure you know how to properly use the extinguisher, just in case it is ever needed.

4. How are you disposing of your hot grease? Even if the grease is not on fire, it could be hot enough to cause something in the trash to catch fire. You should let the grease cool a bit and then dispose of it in an old coffee can. Also, know the smoke points of the oils you cook with. Be sure to never subject a low-smoke point oil to high heat when cooking, as it could catch fire.

5. Have you created a fire escape plan for an emergency? No one wants something bad to happen, but it’s better to be safe rather than sorry if an emergency were to occur. Review exit routes and designated meeting points with your family, making sure that everyone knows what to do.

Fire safety in the kitchen is an absolute necessity, as it can help prevent dangerous and destructive cooking fires. If your home has experienced damage from a cooking fire, know that SERVPRO® of Wilson County is here to make it “Like it never even happened.”

Why Choose SERVPRO® for Restoration? | SERVPRO® of Wilson County 

5/15/2019 (Permalink)

Flooded basement, before and after

There’s nothing more valuable than the peace of mind that comes with selecting the right company to work with when hiring someone to restore your commercial or residential property. 

You can be assured that whether you’re dealing with routine maintenance such as duct or carpet cleaning or you’ve got large-scale water, fire or mold damage on your hands, SERVPRO® of Wilson County will provide you with outstanding service. Get the facts: 

We’ll Be There Fast 

While disasters may not have respect for your schedule, you can count on our 24/7 Emergency 

Service to be there whenever you call. 

We know that the longer issues like mold, water and fire damage are allowed to fester, the more detrimental to your structure they can be, so whether it’s a weekend, a holiday or the middle of the night, we’re at-the-ready to get your repairs started right away. 

“Faster to any size disaster” is more than just our slogan. 

We’ve Got the Expertise You Need 

Restoring your home or business is no light task, which is why we take our work seriously. We have staff members certified by NADCA to clean ductwork on residential and commercial properties, and we also retain a Master Water and Fire Restorer on staff. 

Additionally,  we maintain contractor licensing to ensure we can do tasks ranging from small home repairs to large-scale commercial renovations—that way you can know you’re getting the best in the business. 

We Strive for Continual Improvement 

As technologies change, best practices for cleaning and restoration do, too. 

We ensure that we’re up to date with the latest industry standards set forth by the Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration Certification by providing employees with the ability to enroll in training courses and keeping up with new developments in the field. 

This high level of training, combined with our state-of-the-art equipment and advanced tracking technology, allows us to provide you with the best restoration experience possible. 

 Contact SERVPRO® of Wilson Countv to service your commercial  or residential property 24 hours a day, 7 days a 11!€ek. You can rest assured knowing that oo have you covered for any cleaning or restoration needs because of our commitment to quality and customer service.