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Using the Right Equipment during Water Damage Restoration in Sparta is Vital

5/18/2018 (Permalink)

Water Damage Using the Right Equipment during Water Damage Restoration in Sparta is Vital When water damage strikes your home, we strike back to restore it back to prel-oss condition!

Your Water Damaged Home in Sparta is in Good Hands When SERVPRO is Involved

Water damage can impact mechanical systems and structural components in many ways, and remediation is essential. There are several principles and established techniques that professionals use to mitigate the damage and salvage items, but each situation requires a unique solution. To do the right thing if you experience such events as a Sparta resident, we advise you to seek specialized expertise.

When we are attending to water damage in Sparta, our SERVPRO technicians use detection and monitoring equipment to identify wet areas. After locating such regions, we measure their level of wetness and compare the results to the standard moisture levels. Some of the devices we use to do this job include moisture sensors, moisture meters, and thermo-hygrometers.

If our SERVPRO technicians are trying to detect moisture levels in soft materials, then using a moisture meter is an option. The device's sharp probes penetrate through the content and determine how far the water has traveled. When it detects the presence of water, a beeping sound goes off, and a light blinks. It is a handy tool during the initial stages of the inspection, although, it cannot give us the actual amount of moisture in surfaces.

To find the actual moisture content in a material, our SERVPRO technicians use a moisture meter. We have penetrating and non-penetrating moisture meters. Those with penetration capabilities have probes that do the job, while the nonpenetrating meters have sensors which can provide a reading once we place them on surfaces. We take multiple readings at different layers and then average them before, during and after drying to find out whether the methods are working.

Measuring the relative humidity (RH) and temperature of the in the rooms we are working in is equally important, and we do that using a thermo-hygrometer. When there is a high RH in the area, we can put in place dehumidifiers to absorb the additional moisture.

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SERVPRO of Cumberland, Morgan & White Counties is a dedicated industry leader that performs fire, water, mold, and storm damage restoration. Call us at (931) 250-5333 at any time of the day if you need industry proven services that work.

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Discovering Widespread Mold Damage In Your Crossville Home

5/3/2018 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation Discovering Widespread Mold Damage In Your Crossville Home Moisture in Damp Basements of Crossville Homes Leads to Mold Damage Needing Remediation from SERVPRO

Fast and Professional Remediation Limits the Negative Effects of a Mold Infestation

You might get surprised to learn how frequently Crossville homes get impacted by mold growth; you might be even more surprised to learn how likely such an occurrence is in your own residence. This possibility is even more likely in areas that are prone to dampness and moisture but are not heavily traveled such as your basement and lower levels of your home. Mold can grow and expand throughout this area and all of its stored contents without you even realizing it.

In order for mold damage to happen to your Crossville residence, only a couple of factors need to be present. Warmer temperatures and moisture and dampness must exist in the environment. When these two elements are available dormant mold spores in the environment can thrive on organic materials present in this region of your home.

While the severity of this condition depends on when you first discover it and contact the appropriate remediators to resolve the issue, regular inspections to these less frequented areas of your home can help prevent widespread damages. Our SERVPRO professionals can perform this inspection if you are unsure as to what you need to be on the lookout for regarding mold growth, not to mention that our inspection methods are far more intricate and advanced than merely walking through the house. However, we do not do mold testing. If this is needed, and if mold is uncovered, it typically is not, then we would refer you to an outside, independent testing company.

When damage, being found that requires remediation, work gets done quickly to section off this area to prevent the spread of spores while the work is underway. If the mold damage is severe enough to require removal of these elements, the damaged areas get walled off for demolition and reinstallation. The new materials, before hanging, get sprayed with an antimicrobial solution to make them less prone to mold growth in the future.

Fighting off mold in your home might require several different approaches. No matter what your home might need to get restored and the mold damage removed, you can always trust in the applied microbial remediation technicians at SERVPRO of Cumberland, Morgan, & White Counties to take care of it. Give us a call today at (931) 250-5333.

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You Should Contact Professional Restoration Services If a Storm Has Caused Havoc in Your Home

4/25/2018 (Permalink)

Storm Damage You Should Contact Professional Restoration Services If a Storm Has Caused Havoc in Your Home Count on SERVPRO to help address all of the areas affected by water damage.

When water enters your home from a storm call SERVPRO for a thorough assessment

A severe storm can cause water damage inside of your home, and it is unwise to leave it for very long. The elements of a storm are thunder, lightning, and heavy rain. However, a storm can also bring heavy wind, and that wind can break a window in your home and allow the storm to reach the inside as well. Water does more damage over time, so allowing it to sit stagnantly is one of the worst things you can allow to happen in your home. Fortunately, there is help close to clean up the mess that the storm left.

Allowing the damaging water to sit in your Fairfield Glade home does not only open the door to further problems, such as mold but can also cause structural damage. Over time, water can weaken the walls and floors of your home because it can cause rot.

When our skilled technicians arrive, one of the first things they can do is remove any puddles of rainwater leftover in your home to begin the remediation process. Through investigation, SERVPRO can discover the areas of your home that are in need of drying, especially when using tools such as moisture meters. We can use advanced tools like refrigerant dehumidifiers to lower the moisture levels in your belongings to an acceptable degree.

Should your walls have sustained a great deal of damage, SERVPRO can set up a wall cavity ventilation system. Directing dry airflow to both the front of the walling and the inside cavity helps quicken the drying process and ensures that it is done evenly. A conventional method of setting up this system is by using air movers that have vents attached to them. Our advanced tools can be applied wherever damage that is manageable has occurred.

When your home is hit with a damaging storm, do not hesitate. Contact SERVPRO of Cumberland, Morgan & White Counties at (931) 250-5333. We can arrive at the scene as soon as possible so we can get the remediation process started.

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Removing Commercial Mold Damage In Crossville

4/24/2018 (Permalink)

Commercial Removing Commercial Mold Damage In Crossville In a business like a Crossville pet store, commercial mold damage cleanup centers around the property, rather than the structure.

Commercial Mold Damage

Mold spores are present in every Crossville business. The only difference between them is how a restoration service cleans and removes the mold. A pet store, as an example, is treated differently than a standard office setting.

In a business like a Crossville pet store, commercial mold damage cleanup centers around the property, rather than the structure. In our experience, SERVPRO restoration teams do not have to deal with carpets and much of the building material damage that often comes with a mold infestation.

With a pet store, our teams deal primarily with the retail, front of the business and the storage area in the back. There may also be a private office for the manager, but it is usually small, and our team restores it fairly quickly.

Mold only grows when there is enough water, a food source, and the temperature is between 68 and 86 degrees. While mold does not usually consume padded items like dog beds or scratching posts, the infestation renders them unsafe to sell, since mold can ruin the appearance of an item and the spores can adversely affect some people.

The spores also are easily spread by air currents and by ordinary foot traffic. That means there can be multiple points of infestation, which makes finding the source of the mold more difficult for a SERVPRO inspector.

If there is mold across much of the store, our restoration teams use dry and wet methods. To begin with, they wipe down every surface, including the walls, with dry sponges. The dry method often removes most of the spores and allows us to leave the animals, fish, and reptiles in place.

When this is not enough, our teams use an anti-fungal cleaner to wet a sponge. The cleaner breaks up the mold and lets the technician wipe it from the surface. The wet wiping method usually cleans up the rest of the mold from tables, storage racks, cardboard boxes, and most exposed property.

If there is a small amount of mold left or the item needs a more thorough cleaning, our team may need the store owner to move the animals from the affected area. Our technicians then either spray everything in place or use a vacuum with a HEPA filter to remove the mold. For very thick layers of mold, they may need to use both methods.

Our goal at SERVPRO of Cumberland, Morgan & White Counties is to help you reopen your business as quickly and safely as possible. If you need our assistance, contact our team today at (931) 250-5333 with any questions or to schedule a visit.

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Addressing Minor Symptoms of Fire Damage In Your Harriman Home

4/6/2018 (Permalink)

Fire Damage Addressing Minor Symptoms of Fire Damage In Your Harriman Home Our SERVPRO team can help clean and restore fire damage "Like it never even happened."

SERVPRO is Here to Help When Fire Damage Strikes Your Home in Harriman

Fires in your Harriman home might not always be the variety that forces you to relocate until an extensive reconstruction project completes. While you might be grateful that the damage was not too severe, there are still going to be lingering effects that make comfortable living challenging to manage. Instead of trying to work around these effects, or clean them up on your own, trust in the experience and efficiency of professional restoration services.

While the fire damage to your Harriman home might primarily be superficial, this is still something that you are going to want to address to move forward from the traumatic event. SERVPRO technicians get uniquely trained to deal with all facets of fire damage and the best approaches to restoring the damage to your home. This training makes our team qualified to handle any symptom that you might face in your house following a fire of any size.

Most typically, homeowners worry about the soot and smoke damages to their home along with a smell that overpowers the affected areas. For the soot and smoke, our technicians utilize several different strategies to clean up the damaged areas and prepare them for resurfacing and repainting. Often this process merely involves concentrated cleaning efforts on the walls, ceilings, and floors. Debris in the air can get addressed with an air scrubber fitted with a HEPA filter.

Combatting the noxious odor that exists in the affected areas involves another set of equipment and practices. Our SERVPRO professionals use our thermal foggers to introduce an odorless chemical solution into the environment in these regions. This chemical interacts with the harsh smell, neutralizing it at a molecular level to leave behind no scent at all.

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These are just a several of ways that our experienced team can help you through what might initially seem like minor symptoms of a recent fire. Trust that our SERVPRO of Cumberland, Morgan & White Counties team of experienced restoration specialists can help you through any lingering effect that makes it difficult to live comfortably in your home. Give us a call anytime you need us at (931) 250-5333.

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Why Using the Right Equipment Counts During Water Removal in Sparta

3/31/2018 (Permalink)

Water Damage Why Using the Right Equipment Counts During Water Removal in Sparta Water damage is sometimes readily apparent but often lies behind walls. Contact SERVPRO to make sure your property is adequately dried out.

Team SERVPRO Arrives Equipped to Accurately Measure Moisture Levels on Your Property


Water removal is one of the most important services you need as you work towards returning your damaged properties to their preloss state after the disaster. Remember, you might not be thinking straight after such events, and we recommend that you work with an experienced service provider. If you want to prevent further damage to your Sparta home, you should also act quickly.
 
Our SERVPRO technicians undergo extensive restoration training and use IICRC-approved techniques when offering water removal services in Sparta. If you seek mitigation services as soon as you can, then you can avoid a situation where you have to replace most of your items and save money. Using the right tools also contributes a lot to the success and quality of the remediation.
 
While sometimes it can be easy to locate the places affected by the water, there are instances where our SERVPRO technicians have to use water detection equipment. Apart from detecting moisture presence, these tools help us know whether we have attained the standard moisture content at the end of the remediation. If we have to identify if there is water in carpets or baseboards, we can use moisture sensors and meters. When we need to measure both the relative humidity (RH) and the temperature, can use thermohygrometers.
 
After extracting the water using either truck-mounted or portable extractors, it is time to dry your property. To speed up evaporation, we set-up space heater and air movers. With time, the surrounding air might become so much saturated with water vapor, and we have to extract the moisture before it condenses. Here, we can use refrigerant dehumidifiers or desiccant dehumidifiers to absorb the extra moisture. Our SERVPRO technicians always take readings so that at the end of the restoration we make sure we attain the required standards.
 
SERVPRO of Cumberland, Morgan & White Counties is a trusted leader in mold, fire, storm and water restoration. Call us at (931) 250-5333, and we can have your property appear “Like it never even happened.”
 
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Excessive Moisture Feeds Mold Spores In Your Crossville Home

3/23/2018 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation Excessive Moisture Feeds Mold Spores In Your Crossville Home Mold Remediation Protects Against Structural Damage to Your Crossville Property--Call the Experts for Help--SERVPRO

SERVPRO Says--Remove the Moisture for a Thorough Mold Remediation Service

You might be under the impression that some moisture in your house, especially during the humid months might be normal for your Crossville home. The trouble is that most people do not fully appreciate the conditions that are a requirement to grow mold and fungal organisms in these moist areas of your house. With just slightly elevated temperatures and moisture in the air, spores have the resources that they need to seat on organic materials and grow into colonies.

Fighting mold damage in your Crossville home can be a challenge if the colonies are already widespread. Regardless of the severity, choosing professional mold remediation is a smart choice. This choice ensures that the job gets done promptly and professionally, limiting the possibility of it recurring after a short time
 
Our SERVPRO professionals get specially trained in the latest techniques and most modern equipment to remove mold colonies and to remediate the damage that mold and fungal growth can do to your home. From the expertise regarding the proper PPE to wear to prevent exposure to the quarantine and remediation processes themselves, you are in good hands.
 
Once our team of specialists arrives at your home, setting up a containment of the affected area to prevent the spread of active spores is critical to stopping the damage. To minimize stoppage of spore activity, your air circulation appliances and equipment need to get shut off during the entire remediation process.
 
Lessening the moisture in the air is another critical component of the remediation process. By eliminating the dampness, spores and colonies have lost their source of water to continue growing and thriving. The method of mold remediation begins with an inspection of the entire area to locate the point where the water and moisture have gotten through and into the room. Dehumidification equipment gets used to pull moisture from the air and may get encouraged to continue in areas that are prone to stay damp.
 
When you find mold growing in your home, you should waste little time in reaching out to SERVPRO of Cumberland, Morgan & White Counties. Our experienced and professional remediation specialists can help you to eliminate the issue and restore the damage that mold has caused. Give us a call today at (931) 250-5333.

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Restoration is Possible After Severe Fire Damage Happens to Your Crab Orchard Home

3/7/2018 (Permalink)

Fire Damage Restoration is Possible After Severe Fire Damage Happens to Your Crab Orchard Home When you are facing damage after a fire at your home, SERVPRO is the restoration company to call for best results.

SERVPRO Technicians Follow a Plan to Restore Your Home After Fire Damage

Crab Orchard residences offer those in our community a sense of peace and safety from the rest of the world. Disasters that keep a home unlivable can happen without any warning to the occupants, even though individuals remained diligent in taking various precautions to prevent such events from taking place.
 
Even if homeowners took all possible hazards into account, fire damage in Crab Orchard could still happen. Lightning strikes can cause a fire to happen, quickly destroying a home. Furnaces and other heating equipment can malfunction and start fires. Cooking fires quickly get out of control because of their surprisingly fierce moment of initial combustion that steals precious moments of reaction time.
 
Many times, homes sustain only a bit of damage that restoration crews can quickly mitigate. When a house fire guts a home, destroying a majority of its interior or ripping a section of exterior wall out, only an experienced restoration company can sufficiently perform the complicated work required. The highly trained technicians at SERVPRO hold IICRC certificates in Fire and Smoke Restoration (FSRT) and other areas of restoration science, making them capable of performing the work required.
 
When a fire causes so much damage that the home's interior surfaces need replacing in their entirety, some of the interior frameworks might also require some minor controlled demolition. When we encounter such situations, detailed discussion with the homeowners takes place. Although this may seem like a horrific situation on top of an already terrible one, it also opens up opportunities for new floor plans.
 
A new floor plan may involve the entire home or only certain parts. The extra work involved typically does not cost much more than it does to restore using the original floor plans but can increase the worth of your home significantly. The result can also make recovering from the fire much more comfortable for your family members.
 
As we prepare everything in your home for the reconstruction work, we eliminate all safety risks. Removing all charred materials, we also pull out and remove the carpet tack strips, remaining fasteners from sections of the desired framework, and any glass on the floors. We cover over sections of flooring that became damaged during the fire to provide a temporary floor. We always keep worker safety in mind as we work, both for our own employees and for those that follow us.
 
After the completion of all reconstruction work and your family returns home again, odors can begin manifesting, especially whenever humidity or heat spike. Our Odor Control Technician (OCT) understands how this can affect your family. Using thermal fogging can often remove such bothersome odors, as can machinery that produces odor-eliminating gases. Other deodorizing techniques can help in especially problematic areas.
 
SERVPRO of Cumberland, Morgan & White Counties serves the local inhabitants around the area, from Sparta to Fairfield Glade, helping ensure that homeowners can provide a safe and beautiful home for their families. When fire damage threatens your home, call us at (931) 250-5333. We answer our phone 24/7, every day of the year.

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Fighting Mold Damage In Your Crossville Bakery

2/20/2018 (Permalink)

Commercial Fighting Mold Damage In Your Crossville Bakery Rely on SERVPRO for Mold Remediation to Your Bakery or Other Eatery in Crossville

Trust SERVPRO to Protect Your Food Establishment with Professional Mold Remediation

Your Crossville bakery heavily relies on the foot traffic that comes through the door to stay afloat and succeed through the rise and falls of peak seasons. Even with a highly successful establishment, you really cannot afford for disasters or damages to occur that could potentially close off your doors to your clients and those passersby that might wish to try out your creations.
 
That is why the discovery of mold damage in your Crossville bakery is nothing to shrug off and attempt to clean on your own. It is common knowledge at this point that mold can cause health effects, which can be a harmful situation for you and your staff, not to mention the countless customers that frequent the storefront. Instead of allowing this to continue, or attempting to resolve the issue on your own, it is best left to professional remediation services to rectify the problem quickly and get your doors and kitchen back up and running.
 
The problem with attempting to take care of mold damage on your own is that conventional cleaning methods are rarely effective against even the most ordinary varieties of fungal growth, as they fail to reach the entire organism. Instead of allowing the problem to occur again and again from inadequate removal techniques, it is time to trust our experienced and professional SERVPRO team.
 
From the moment that we arrive, we can address primary concerns like the cause of the mold damage. Surprisingly, in many cases, it has a great deal to do with improper exhaust setups that allow steam and moisture to remain trapped in the warm kitchen. When these two components are constant, you have the right scenario for mold growth.
 
Our SERVPRO remediation specialists get thoroughly trained to handle all varieties of fungal growth, and our remediation and removal techniques come straight from the high standards set in place by the Institute of Inspection, Cleaning, and Restoration Certification organization. This certification ensures that our technicians have the skills and the experience with the appropriate equipment to remediate the mold damage to your business and get you back to serving customers quickly. In the case of food service inspections, documented proof of mold remediation can be an added positive feature.
 
When you first discover mold damage in your bakery, do not hesitate to call SERVPRO of Cumberland, Morgan & White Counties. Our experienced remediation specialists can be reached anytime at (931) 250-5333.

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Making Preparations To Deal With Flood Damage In Your Sparta Area Home

2/14/2018 (Permalink)

Storm Damage Making Preparations To Deal With Flood Damage In Your Sparta Area Home SERVPRO Helps Storm Damaged Properties in the Sparta Area

The Emergency READY Profile Plan Offered by SERVPRO Helps You Prepare for Storm Incidents

Flash floods often occur in every region of the United States as a result of massive rainfall or rapid thaw of winter snow. Sparta city drains, dams or levees can fail, causing events that maybe no one has prepared to overcome.  

There are many low-lying areas near river beds or coastlines, sections where predominant surfaces lead to extensive flood damage in your Sparta home. Water from flash floods can severely damage structures in its path. All it takes is 2-ft of fast-moving floodwater to sweep vehicles away, knock trees over, or level buildings.
 
Flash floods rarely come with a warning, making preparations necessary to protect your family and property. It helps to create and practice an evacuation plan for every member of your household. Make sure that everyone understands their role, knows where to go, and take the proper steps to protect contents and personal belongings you may have to leave behind. Request a free consultation from SERVPRO to offer our ERP, Emergency READY Profile Plan that can mitigate damages by being as prepared as possible.

Since flooding often leads to the possibility of both electrical and fire damage, ensure that every adult in your home knows how to turn off the primary gas, water, and electric services. Always make sure to contact your insurance company to update your flood damage insurance policy, and contact a trusted restoration company, like SERVPRO, for assistance preparing and restoring your property.
Take a complete inventory of personal belongings, contents, and valuable items in your home. Store your insurance policies, deeds, and relevant documents such as your property records or vehicle ownership papers in a safety deposit box located on an upper floor to help them survive any size event.  

We strongly suggest utilizing our ERP Plan to have your valuables, documents, and much more secure. Make preparations before storms get out of hand, store lawn furniture, outdoor hoses, awnings, or barbeque equipment. Do your yearly pruning, keep tree branches or shrubbery under control, maintain your eves and downspouts, keep on top of anything that might cause problems during heavy winds or rain.  

Contact SERVPRO of Cumberland, Morgan & White Counties for access to IICRC-industry certified technicians, 24-hours a day, throughout the area including Lake Tansi and Doyle. We provide quality cleanup and restoration services you can trust. (931) 250-5333

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