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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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Cleaning Fire Damage from an Oven Fire in Your Sparta Home

2/5/2018 (Permalink)

Fire Damage Cleaning Fire Damage from an Oven Fire in Your Sparta Home Sparta Kitchen FIre and Smoke Damage? No Problem, Call SERVPRO for Help

SERVPRO Can Cleanup and Restore Smoke and Oil Fire Damage in Kitchens

Kitchens are the focal point of most homes in Sparta. It is where family meals are made, and conversations are had. While it is an essential location in every home when a fire erupts what happens next? Besides stoves or microwave oven fires, your regular oven can burst into flames as well. It often results from leaving it unattended for a long time, an overflow of foods, food scraps burning on the bottom of the oven, or splattering grease or fat. It is essential to clean the coils and oven routinely, monitor food while cooking and use a lid or tin foil to contain items which can boil over.
 
If your oven has caused a fire in your Sparta home, you need to attend to the fire damage as soon as possible after the fire is out. Damage such as this is best left to professionals, like our team at SERVPRO. We have the training and proper tools to assist you in getting your home clean and make any necessary repairs and also suggest others for large reconstruction needs so you can return to a safe home again.
 
After a fire, the first 24 to 48 hours are essential when it comes to recovery. Our fast emergency response quickly stabilizes your home and ensures that we can recover as much of your property as possible. The smoke and acidic smoke damage which is many times made when fires are extinguished accelerate the corrosion and deterioration of components of your structure. Besides this, fires are frequently put out with water or even dry chemicals.
 
SERVPRO's restoration process includes mitigating the damage and providing water restoration and smoke damage cleanup as fast as possible after the original damage happened. Contents in your home also need to be evaluated for recovery based on things such as the effect of heat and smoke, replacement vs. restoration, loss of use, sentimental value and decreased life expectancy.
 
Our restoration services can include demolition, soot removal, emergency board up, and thermal deodorization for smoke damage mitigation. For large remodeling and rehabilitation services, we can call in other professionals to help us.
 
SERVPRO of Cumberland, Morgan & White Counties works fast to restore your home in Wartburg, Sunbright, or Crab Orchard after a fire, as we understand that the longer your home sits, the more damage is done. Give us a call at (931) 250-5333 as soon as the fire is out so we can help you.

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Water Damage Specialists in Sparta

2/4/2018 (Permalink)

Water Damage Water Damage Specialists in Sparta If the water line on your washing machine breaks, you may not know until a great deal of damage has been caused. Contact SERVPRO for remediation.

Team SERVPRO Arrives on the Scene Equipped to Remediate After Your Water Damage Event

Sometimes appliances break and water spills into your Sparta home. For example, if a water line breaks on your washing machine, your utility closet can fill up with standing water quickly. Even if the water did not spread outside of the closet, mitigation work is still needed.

Not all water damage situations seem like major problems. However, any time water gets where it is not supposed to be, SERVPRO's water damage experts in Sparta are here to help. Even though the problem may seem minor, worse problems can come about if the damage does not get professional attention.
When standing water stays in an area for an extended period, other problems arise. Water can soak into the walls and flooring of the closet and spread moisture to other areas of your home. If moisture seeps deep into the walls or flooring material, damage of structural materials is possible. If organic materials stay wet for a long time, it is possible to have a mold problem in the future.

When you call the IICRC certified crew at SERVPRO, we have experience in preventing future problems from arising in your home. After the leaking washing machine gets repaired, the water restoration crew comes in and removes the appliances out of the closet to assess the damage. At this point, our team uses their extraction equipment to vacuum up all of the standing water around. After all standing water is gone, our water damage crew uses moisture testing equipment to see which materials the water soaked.

If our experts see flooring or wall materials that are damaged and cannot be dried out and repaired, then they get removed. If moisture levels are high and materials are not yet damaged, then drying can occur. Most times our restoration specialists remove the closet's baseboard so that air can get underneath the drywall. We then set up air movers and possibly a dehumidifier in the closet and dry all of the moisture out of the area. Once moisture levels inside the flooring and walls are back to normal, we remove all of our drying equipment.

Water damage experts can help even if a water damage scenario seems minor. If you have a small water damage issue inside your utility closet call SERVPRO of Cumberland, Morgan, & White Counties at (931) 250-5333, for assistance 24 hours a day and seven days a week.

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Sustaining Flood Damage in Sparta is a Situation from which Your Family Can Recover

1/30/2018 (Permalink)

Storm Damage Sustaining Flood Damage in Sparta is a Situation from which Your Family Can Recover Flood damage can leave you stressed and not knowing what to do next, call SERVPRO for expert remediation services.

The Sooner You Call SERVPRO, the Better the Results

Flooding, to many people in Sparta, is an unwanted aspect of the warmer days during the end of Winter and the beginning of substantial showers during Spring. To add to the complications involved in preparing for such catastrophes, floodplains frequently change.

Residents in Sparta may not realize how horrific flood damage can affect a home until it happens to them. Every inch of your home's floor becomes invisible, replaced by a watery blanket. In this blanket of water, debris such as sticks, small animals, fish, garbage, and other things float around. As the water recedes, some of these things become wedged into the small areas of your home, under furniture, behind doors, up against walls, and many other places. Removing these foreign items helps give homeowners a sense of control again, but anyone engaging in this should proceed cautiously.

At SERVPRO, we know how to help by guiding homeowners through the entire process. Many people who call because of the floodwaters in their home cannot hide the level of anxiety they feel. We help calm people with facts and reassurances. Our IICRC certified technicians can help your family recover much of what seems lost. Because the materials vary widely inside your home, from building materials to personal belongings and household furnishings, we also use many different methods to restore homes and the contents of those homes.

Because we work as quickly as possible in restoring your home, your family can soon return to normal, everyday living. Routines help decrease stress, so we know their absence can harm your children, and we would like to prevent this from happening. We gain a tremendous amount of satisfaction in handing a child a favorite stuffed toy they thought disappeared forever.

SERVPRO of Cumberland, Morgan & White Counties wants to help your family regain the lives you thought had changed forever. Contact us at our local number, (931) 250-5333, for the latest in technology and an experienced crew who can help mitigate any level of flood damage safely and efficiently.

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Professional Commercial Water Removal In Sparta

1/29/2018 (Permalink)

Commercial Professional Commercial Water Removal In Sparta Sparta Bistros and Bars Stay Open After Water Damage with SERVPRO's Hard Work

SERVPRO Rapidly Extracts Water from Sparta Businesses to Keep the Door Open

Accidents not only happen at home, sometimes things happen to businesses as well. It is a horrible way to start your day when you go to work and find out that something happened to your Sparta company building. Commercial buildings are not immune to having bad things happen to them. When a tragedy at your place of business takes place, there are other things to consider besides just getting the problem fixed.
 
When an emergency takes place and damages your home, repairing the problem is usually all that is involved in damage mitigation. When dealing with commercial water removal in Sparta, there are other factors that our experts at SERVPRO consider. Our crews always fix the problem as usual, but the way in which the problem gets restored may be different than damage mitigation at a private residence.
 
In the instance that water damage takes place in your business, SERVPRO does everything it can to make sure the water intrusion impacts your daily business affairs as little as possible. Our WRT technicians can figure out how to not only fix the problem if it is minor, but keep you from losing money from loss of revenue. When mitigating commercial property, we aim to keep the business disruption-free as possible.
 
Our job is to make the mitigation process as inexpensive yet comprehensive as possible while still making sure the job gets done right. For example, if you own a bar and restaurant and your sprinkler system malfunctioned in the middle of the night, by going off and flooding the entire building, you might need emergency service for water extraction. Perhaps your business is only open from 3 PM to 11 PM, but you do an excessive amount of business during that time. Our crews can change their schedule to complete the mitigation work during the business' after-hours so that you do not lose out on any revenue. By being flexible, small and large business owners and management companies realize that SERVPRO is there to help.
 
Our crews are experienced with reducing downtime from damage to commercial properties and can work hard towards preventing loss of revenue and inconvenience to your customers. If your business suffers any water damage, call SERVPRO of Cumberland, Morgan & White Counties at (930) 250-5333 for help 24/7.

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Dry Rot Areas in Floors can Indicate Existing Mold Damage in Crossville Homes

1/4/2018 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation Dry Rot Areas in Floors can Indicate Existing Mold Damage in Crossville Homes Mold Cleanup in a Crossville Home Is More Complicated that Throwing Away a Petri Dish--Call SERVPRO

Expert SERVPRO Service Mitigates the Effects of Mold Infestations

It is very easy to track large amounts of rain and snowfall into your Crossville home when coming in from outside. Children's snowsuits can also hold a lot of water in their insulating fibers. Allowing saturated outerwear to drip dry near the front or back door can lead to problems over time.  

Moisture in your Crossville home can easily cause mold damage when it can freely travel around inside. Water evaporates readily only to condense elsewhere, always in the search for equilibrium. It is difficult to achieve this balance, so the cycle produces a continuous source allowing for microbes to develop into mold and mildew. When weather causes large amounts of moisture to collect near your entryways, problems can begin to develop.

Soggy carpet that seems to dry out can trick you while the moisture seeps into the padding and the underlying floorboards. Even a space heater can fail in situations like this because it only forces the moisture to evaporate, with no means to collect that same moisture. Instead of developing mold and mildew on the lower areas near the door, higher areas become more prone, instead.

To prevent this from becoming a problem, hanging wet clothes over the tub can contain the water and allow it to drain away safely. Placing shoes and boots on a rack, also in the tub, and then running them through the clothes dryer after they dry a bit can help keep moisture in the home from rising too much. Many factors can contribute to excess humidity in the home, why not eliminate known sources?

SERVPRO technicians hold certificates from the IICRC in Applied Microbial Remediation (AMRT). We understand how mold colonies live, travel, and affect your home. Because mold eats at the materials it infiltrates, these weaken and form soft areas. Mold does not stay in one place and travels via spores into other areas of your dwelling. Our moisture meters detect areas that contain elevated levels of moisture, which we can dry out, pointing us in the direction of possible mold colonization.

To help kill any mold that somehow escaped, we use hydroxyl generating machines because of the safety of the gas produced. Unlike ozone, hydroxyl does not require people and pets to stay out of the treated area. We can also safely treat areas with damp carpet or plants when using hydroxyl. Using this also provides us with excellent results. Air scrubbers are also used during demolition and restoration work to capture mold debris and spores in HEPA filtered devices.

SERVPRO of Cumberland, Morgan & White Counties is ready to help you combat mold damage in your home. Call us at (931) 250-5333 so we can remediate mold in your home through our 24-hour services.

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Factors Affecting Drying After Water Damage To Your Sparta Property

12/22/2017 (Permalink)

Water Damage Factors Affecting Drying After Water Damage To Your Sparta Property Here at SERVPRO, our IICRC certified technicians are committed to getting your Sparta property back to the pre-water damage condition quickly.

Factors Affecting Drying After Water Damage

Drying is perhaps the most critical step in successful water damage restoration. However, the time required to dry your Sparta property fully depends on several factors. Understanding these factors can help you establish a realistic timeline for the restoration process.

Here at SERVPRO, our IICRC certified technicians are committed to getting your Sparta property back to the pre-water damage condition as quickly as possible. Our technicians use state-of-the-art technologies and a multi-modal approach for a faster drying. Here are four key factors affecting the rate of drying that you should know.

Temperature
Temperature is one of the most critical factors affecting the rate of drying. Warmer air can hold more moisture and can speed up the drying process. The ideal room temperatures for an efficient and speedy drying is between 70° to 80°. If the temperatures are kept higher than 85° however, the excessive moisture in the air can cause secondary damage. SERVPRO technicians closely monitor the air temperature to ensure a safe and effective drying.

The Amount Of Water That Must Be Removed
The amount of water to be removed also affects the rate of drying. Physical extraction of the water is most important as dehumidifiers can remove only about 30 gallons of water per day.

Relative Humidity Of The Air
Relative humidity is the ratio of the amount of water vapor currently present in the air to the maximum amount it can hold at a given temperature. Relative humidity (RH) over 60% can significantly slow down the drying process. SERVPRO technicians use high-quality dehumidifiers to reduce the RH and speed up drying.

Air Movement
Blowing the damp air away speeds up the drying process. If the air becomes saturated with moisture, the evaporation slows down considerably. High-quality air movers are used to improving airflow and speed up the drying process.

All these factors affect the rate of drying. SERVPRO technicians use a multi-step approach to develop a strategy that ensures a rapid and efficient drying.

Call SERVPRO of Cumberland, Morgan & White Counties today at (931) 250-5333 to schedule an appointment with one of our technicians. Our technicians will work with you to chalk out a plan that ensures a rapid and efficient drying.

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Getting You Back Into Your Sparta Home After Fire Is Top Priority

12/14/2017 (Permalink)

Fire Damage Getting You Back Into Your Sparta Home After Fire Is Top Priority Our crews are familiar with a wide range of approaches that keep the soot, smoke, and other debris contained during restoration.

Your Home After A Fire

Sparta residents have the same fear of house fires as individuals throughout the rest of the country. Perhaps the most disturbing part of suffering a home fire is the confusion and fear felt when you think you may have to evacuate. Finding fire restoration company that has strategies to keep you in your home during recovery can be a real plus.

Immediately after authorities give you the all clear for your Sparta home, line up a reputable fire damage restoration company. It's imperative that you work with an experienced company that understands the need for fast and thorough assessment and remediation. If soot and smoke damage are left without cleaning and other appropriate treatment, it can warp, etch, and discolor building materials and contents permanently, beginning immediately and worsening throughout the hours, days, and weeks post-fire. We have technicians with the training and the experience to ensure every step is done correctly and fast, bringing your devastated home back to its cozy and comfortable state.

SERVPRO carefully assesses the situation at your home before crafting a plan and getting work crews moving. Our project managers check for safety issues and help determine if areas of your house offer a healthy environment in which your loved ones can live and sleep during our work. We collaborate closely with your insurance company throughout the process and help provide the evidence needed if you do need a few nights in temporary housing for your health and welfare. Our crews are familiar with a wide range of approaches that keep the soot, smoke, and other debris contained during restoration, including state of the art air scrubbers and professional grade barriers.

As a full-service restoration company, SERVPRO can address not only the actual charring, smoke, and soot issues, but also the water and chemical extinguishing agents used to knock down the flames. Water removal and damage recovery precede the fire debris cleanup because moisture leads to secondary damage like mold growth and porous material decomposition so quickly. Once the water damage is under control, we begin cleaning surfaces with effective methods matched to the type of sooty residue. Odor removal is the last step and is the key to making your now-restored house feel like home again.

SERVPRO of Cumberland, Morgan & White Counties is able to respond to all the task necessary to restore your home after the fire. Call (931) 250-5333 for our speedy dispatch service.

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Cleaning Commercial Water Damage in Your Crossville Diner After a Sink Leak

11/20/2017 (Permalink)

Commercial Cleaning Commercial Water Damage in Your Crossville Diner After a Sink Leak Diners, Leaks, Water Damage, Crossville, and SERVPRO

SERVPRO Can Help Keep Your Business Open During Water Removal Service

Plumbing leaks in your commercial kitchen can be very frustrating, and leaks under your sink in your Crossville diner can be even more perplexing. Kitchen leaks can occur from various sources, and can sometimes be mistaken for a leaking drain pipe. Being able to pinpoint the source of the leak helps to expedite getting it fixed, but either way, it needs to get repaired right away.
 
The sink in your luncheonette in Crossville gets used every day, pretty much non-stop while you are open for business. Dealing with commercial water damage from such a leak is not only inconvenient for your daily operations, but can pose a danger to your employees from wet flooring around the sink area. SERVPRO staff can come quickly to help you possibly fix the source of the leak, but at least to clean up any water and mitigate damage.
 
Structures which are water-damaged, as well as some of our cleanup procedures, can create slip, trip, and fall hazards. Wet surfaces are usually slick, and power cords and equipment hoses can be a tripping hazard. Therefore, we post warning signs and alert your staff about such dangers while we are working.
 
People may not recognize the potential hazard of walking from a wet carpet to a hard floor. Wet shoes might not slip much on carpeting, but when someone steps onto hard flooring, a severe slip hazard is present. We ensure that everyone understands this hazard.
 
Power cords and hoses can become tangled during emergency SERVPRO services. During the stage of drying, cords can be a problem. We always tape down or gather cords with a Velcro belt or zip tie to avoid this danger.
 
After all the water and moisture are removed, we also sanitize the affected area to prevent any microbial growth. Moisture meters are also used to find any moisture which may be hidden.
 
SERVPRO of Cumberland, Morgan & White Counties understands the necessity to work quickly and thoroughly to get your business serving food. If your diner is located in Sparta, Lake Tansi, or Crossville, you can reach us at any time by dialing (931) 250-5333.

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Drying Out Your Electronics After Flood Damage in Crossville

11/13/2017 (Permalink)

Storm Damage Drying Out Your Electronics After Flood Damage in Crossville Your TV and other electronics damaged by flooding will need professional evaluation before turning back on. Contact SERVPRO right away.

SERVPRO Evaluates How to Best Remediate the Damage to ALL types of Items After Flooding in Your Home

High winds and heavy rains in Crossville can create power outages and flooding in the area. When your home has been affected by intruding waters, the effects can be overwhelming and devastating. Your once peaceful home is turned upside down by this powerful force of nature which does not belong indoors.
 
No matter how much water has entered your home and created flood damage in Crossville, you want to move fast to get the water back out and dry your possessions. SERVPRO staff is standing by at all times for whenever you need us since these emergencies never happen at a convenient time. We waste no time getting to your home with our professional knowledge and tools to help you get back to life as usual.
 
One thing that is likely affected in your home is your electronics. The most obvious examples include TVs, computers, microwaves, and stereos. We first ensure that no electrical hazards exist, and unplug all of your electronics. Any backup batteries are also disconnected, and fuses are removed, or breakers tripped.
 
SERVPRO techs also remove any electronics from the affected area, or we at least cover them with plastic to stop any more water from affecting your valuables. We use powerful truck-mounted pumps to extract the standing water from the floor and wipe up excess water from electrical equipment.
 
We are careful not to switch equipment on before an electronics contractor can evaluate the condition the unit is in. More damage could be caused by running an electric charge through your electronics. We call a qualified electronics restoration company as quickly as we can to help us evaluate the damage and restore your equipment.
 
It is vital after flood damage that electronics are not allowed to cool to the dew point. Doing so causes condensation and corrosion, so the temperature is maintained above the dew point.
 
When it comes to your media, such as DVDs, CDs, videocassettes, and audiocassettes, we lower the humidity as soon as possible. To do so correctly, we may need to set up a dehumidification chamber. We call in companies who specialize in cleaning and repairing media to ensure it is done right.
 
SERVPRO of Cumberland, Morgan & White Counties understands that when you are looking at flood-damaged electronics and media, it is essential that whatever can be salvaged is done so since these items can add up to much monetary loss. Residents with a flood emergency in the areas of Sparta, Fairfield Glade, or Lake Tansi can reach us at any time by dialing (931) 250-5333.

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