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How Water Damage Affects Carpets in Your Sparta Home

12/5/2018 (Permalink)

Water Damage How Water Damage Affects Carpets in Your Sparta Home Carpeting is meant for comfort and enjoyment. Call SERVPRO at the first sign of water on your carpet.

Important Consideration when Handling Water Removal in Sparta

Water that flows freely, whether from a burst pipe or a broken household appliance, can cause significant damage in your Sparta property. Responding fast and taking the right steps leads to a positive outcome. Fast response is not likely to be a problem because it only requires the restoration people and equipment to arrive at the site soon after the spill. Following the correct procedures is what many people fail to do. Our IICRC certified team knows the best way to handle such tasks having dealt with restoration projects for many years.  

Excess moisture is the main issue when you are dealing with water damage in Sparta, so thorough extraction and drying is crucial. Using either truck-mounted or portable extractors, our SERVPRO technicians reach all affected areas. We also have different wands for different surfaces. On hard floors, we use squeegee wands.  

Eliminating excess water on carpeted floors can be tricky because even after extracting standing water and drying the room, moisture is likely to remain at the bottom of the carpet and pad. Removing the carpet to dry these areas is also labor intensive. Our SERVPRO team floats the carpet to ensure thorough drying. This process involves sticking the exhaust port of an air mover on one corner of the carpet. We also fold a triangular section of the carpet on the opposite corner to protect the carpet from stretching. We calibrate the airflow to ensure the carpet rises 3 to 4 inches for thorough drying.  

The speed of drying property matters. Taking too long causes other problems like mold, rust or rot in different materials. Among the factors that affect the rate of drying are temperature and relative humidity because temperature affects the amount of moisture that air can hold. Our SERVPRO technicians take regular readings using thermal hygrometers enabling us to maintain the right conditions for timely drying.  

Moisture-related problems could escalate if mishandled. Call SERVPRO of Cumberland, Morgan & White Counties to assist you. You can reach us at (931) 250-5333 anytime. We're Faster To Any Size Disaster.

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Ultimate Solution for When Fire Damage Affects Your Crossville Home

11/25/2018 (Permalink)

Why SERVPRO Ultimate Solution for When Fire Damage Affects Your Crossville Home When fire damage affects a portion of your home, your best recourse is to contact SERVPRO for effective remediation services.

Call SERVPRO Instead of Attempting Fire Damage Restoration Alone in Your Crossville Area Home

After a fire occurs on your Crossville property, you may want to try cleaning up alone. However, this couldn’t be any farther from a good idea. Going it alone can put others at risk or lead to further damage. Without the appropriate training and equipment, you could even end up making your restoration cost more money in the long run.

If you are an area homeowner dealing with fire damage in your Crossville home, you are most likely wondering which direction to go with your restoration. Having the right tools and resources for the job is essential to a successful restoration. So, before you ever attempt home repairs, you need to ask yourself a series of questions.

•    Do you have the right tools available?
•    How much do all of these resources and other materials cost?
•    Is everything available in your area?
•    Can you do everything yourself?

While you attempt to come up with answers to all of these questions and more, damage continues to happen on your property. Most of which you probably don’t have the experience to handle. However, working with a quality, skilled professional, like those offered at SERVPRO, can come with a variety of benefits. We offer you faster, safer solutions, 24/hr emergency response, advanced equipment, and nation-wide resources.

Letting SERVPRO handle your fire damage restoration reduces the losses you could experience. Our technicians can help restore many of the possessions you might have just tossed out. We use a variety of techniques to return furniture, electronics, appliances, and other contents to life. All while taking less time and spending less money to resolve any potential problems.

SERVPRO can also help you protect your newly restored home from future problems. You are not alone and never should be, especially during a time like this. Our team understands how devastating fire emergencies can be and we do everything possible to provide you with peace of mind while helping turn your house back into a home again.

SERVPRO of Cumberland, Morgan & White Counties has technicians at the ready. We are always willing and more than capable of helping area residents with all of their fire damage restoration, cleaning, and deodorization needs, call today. (931) 250-5333

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Are You Making These Water Damage Remediation Mistakes in Sparta?

11/18/2018 (Permalink)

Storm Damage Are You Making These Water Damage Remediation Mistakes in Sparta? If water damage affects your drop ceiling, contact SERVPRO to investigate and effectively remediate any damage.

SERVPRO Helps Sparta Area Homeowners Prepare Against Water Damage

Water damage to your Sparta home can come in a variety of forms. However, nothing is worse than advanced storm systems that can change your life forever. It is essential to protect your home and family against the type of events you do not have the power to control. The point is that water can damage both your home and its contents in a somewhat limited amount of time. So, it benefits you to seek professional help.

We are here to help provide you with the personnel, equipment, and resources that make restoring your area property after water damage in Sparta occurs, easier. Our staff is trained to answer questions, relieve stress, and help you reduce costs associated with getting back on your feet after a storm. You are not alone and do not have to tackle any of these tasks by yourself.

SERVPRO technicians understand how damaging storms can be. Everything in your home made up of wood, paper, construction materials, or electronics take severe damage. When these items get left in standing water for extended periods, things become even worse. Our professionals can remove surface and standing water fast, eliminating exposure and reduce damage to many materials found on your property.

SERVPRO also has the expertise to determine whether your water damage is hazardous to you and your family. We take great care, providing you with water damage restoration services that are specific to your situation. Whether you face biohazardous situations, have mold and mildew exposure, or need a simple water extraction that doesn’t damage your belongings further, we can help.

SERVPRO professionals work diligently to remove excess water from your property. We deploy extraction, dehumidification, drying, cleaning, and decontamination equipment that minimizes your losses. Our technicians understand how water acts and takes the proper steps to get water exposure under control fast.

SERVPRO of Cumberland, Morgan & White Counties services the entire area, including Crossville, Harriman, and Doyle communities. You can depend on our staff of licensed professionals to provide you with the water damage restoration services you need. We make every event, “Like it never even happened.” Call, today. (931) 250-5333

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When A Disaster Strikes Our Team Will Quickly Restore Your Flood Damaged Commercial Property In Harriman

11/5/2018 (Permalink)

Commercial When A Disaster Strikes Our Team Will Quickly Restore Your Flood Damaged Commercial Property In Harriman SERVPRO is dedicated to helping local businesses survive and overcome flooding after a storm.

SERVPRO Gets Gas Station Doors Open Faster After Flood Damage In Harriman

Statistics show that flood damage to gas stations in communities like Harriman can be some of the most challenging events for those businesses to overcome. Nationwide, almost half of all uninsured businesses do not reopen after a storm closes their doors. SERVPRO is committed to driving that number as low as possible and providing the kind of fast, efficient, and cost-effective emergency mitigation and restoration services that businesses need after a storm. Here's a quick overview of how we keep our clients' doors open.

Fast Responses
We have the resources to respond to flood damage in Harriman gas stations and other businesses on a 24/7 basis. As soon as you call SERVPRO, or activate your Emergency Ready Profile, a timer starts ticking for our technicians to arrive on the job site and get to work within four hours. By arriving on the scene quickly, we can immediately start drying the place out and prevent some of the more expensive and time-intensive restorative processes that can keep doors closed and stop revenue from coming in.

Cost-Efficient Treatments
Our use of industrial-strength machinery and treatments help to keep costs low and drying speed high. By using air movers and dehumidifiers to dry out entire floor spaces at once, we can eliminate many of the human resources expenses that come with less well-equipped damage mitigation services. Insurance companies often prefer and recommend us to businesses facing flood damage thanks to our lower overall costs and more thorough treatments.

Nationwide Resources
In the event of a storm that renders many local homes and businesses in need of help, we can tap into the nationwide network of SERVPRO franchises to secure additional help from other locations. Do not be afraid to call us even if other stores around you are already working with us: we can handle any sized catastrophe that could strike Harriman.

SERVPRO of Cumberland, Morgan & White Counties is dedicated to helping local businesses survive and overcome flooding after a storm rolls through the area. Call us as soon as possible after a disaster at (931) 250-5333.

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Our Specialists Can Help Eliminate Mold From Your Crab Orchard Crawl Space

10/25/2018 (Permalink)

Why SERVPRO Our Specialists Can Help Eliminate Mold From Your Crab Orchard Crawl Space When homeowners in Crab Orchard notice areas succumbing to mold damage, acting quickly helps regain control of the situation.

Mold Damage Can Start In Crawl Spaces And Spread To Living Areas Of Your Crab Orchard Residence

There are many areas in your Crab Orchard home that you rarely, if ever, see. These areas often contain nothing of importance to you in the way of material possessions, but you should check them for damage every now and then. These areas include spaces below your home, as well as above it. Basements, crawl spaces, and attics all contain the resources needed by microbes to reproduce as soon as moisture content levels escalate above normal.

When homeowners in Crab Orchard notice areas succumbing to mold damage, acting quickly helps regain control of the situation and keeps mold from spreading to other, uncontaminated areas. SERVPRO can perform remediation of mold, even in small, tight areas that receive little traffic, have inadequate ventilation, and suffer from a lack of lighting. We carry all of the tools needed for such work, and we perform our job professionally and as quickly as possible. We want to keep disruption to your family to a minimum.

Our remediation services include treatment of the area to prevent regrowth, as well as detection of the moisture that allowed the colonization to occur in the first place. Treatment includes removing all traces of mold through a technique that blasts the area with dry ice pellets. These evaporate into gas that we force out of your home with the use of flexible tubing. You never need to worry about cleaning up after we leave.

Finding the spot where water enters your home also helps prevent recurrence. This actually takes place before we begin remediation. We want to ensure that we stabilize your home's humidity levels, so some drying with air movers might take place. If so, we use effective air scrubbers in conjunction with these to ensure we trap all airborne spores.

SERVPRO of Cumberland, Morgan & White Counties can remediate your home's mold damage situation, so your family lives in a clean and safe home. Mold can cause health effects, and often resolves these issues. Call us at (931) 250-5333 if you live in Sunbright or Pleasant Hill, as we also provide mold remediation services to these and other nearby areas.

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Our Water Damage Checklist That Every Homeowner In Sparta Needs

10/10/2018 (Permalink)

Water Damage Our Water Damage Checklist That Every Homeowner In Sparta Needs Rebuilding after a flood places you at risk of more problems such as mold growth.

Water Damage And Your Home – The Clean Up Checklist Every Sparta Resident Must Have

With heavy rains in full swing, there is no better time to prepare a clean-up checklist should your home flood. Most folks in Sparta want to start rebuilding immediately after water clean-up. Rebuilding after a flood places you at risk of more problems such as mold growth. To protect your family, here is a water restoration and clean-up checklist.

Contact your insurance adjuster immediately
Do you have flood insurance? Well, before water cleanup in your Sparta home begins, contact your insurance adjuster. After making that quick but very important call, start taking inventory of the damage. Armed with your camera or smartphone, take photos of your home and keep the camera safe in a Ziploc bag. You do not want the camera to fall into the water and lose the photos. Do not touch anything nor should you attempt any cleanup. This is best left to SERVPRO technicians. We are IICR certified and respond fast to your water damage emergency.

Sanitize your food cans and purify your water
To keep your family safe, purify your water for drinking, washing, and cooking. Take a clean container and clean cloth. Filter the water and boil it. Allow the water to cool. If boiling water is not possible, use unscented liquid chlorine bleach. For a gallon of clean water, add 8 drops or 1/8 tsp. Stir the water and let it to stand for 30 minutes before using. Avoid purification or iodine tablets. Store your food cans away from the flood water. If food cans come into contact with flood water, rinse and disinfect using a sanitizing solution. Discard all contaminated utensils.

Remove carpet, rugs, beddings, and furniture
Carpets, rugs, and furniture bear the brunt of a flood as they are on the floor. Since flood water may contain contaminants, remove and discard carpets, rugs, and furniture. If you want to salvage your carpets and rugs, hire a professional to shampoo and clean the carpets and rugs. If your beddings come into contact with flood water, discard them. For furniture made of metal, plastic or solid wood, cleaning and restoration are easy.

At SERVPRO of Cumberland, Morgan & White Counties, we not only have the experience and know-how to clean, dry and restore your home but we offer peace of mind too. To get your property up and running again, call our 24/7 emergency line at (931) 250-5333.

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Dealing with Fire Damage From An Unexpected Firework Show? SERVPRO Can Help!

10/5/2018 (Permalink)

Fire Damage Dealing with Fire Damage From An Unexpected Firework Show? SERVPRO Can Help! Our team is here to protect your home and shed from fire damage.

Leftover Fireworks can Cause Fire Damage in Garages and Sheds in Wartburg

While many residents in Wartburg rarely have fireworks leftover after Independence Day, setting off any that you find during other times can result in problems with neighbors and possibly law enforcement. When people come across forgotten explosive items, storing them in the relative safety of the backyard shed or the garage seems like the most logical option, as New Year's Day also provides an outlet for these items.

However, if heat builds up where you stored these on your property in Wartburg, it can sustain severe fire damage. Even though these areas of your property do not affect your family's living space directly, such damage can create unsafe conditions that your children, as well as their friends, might become interested in and decide to explore.

Many members of the SERVPRO team have children of their own and understand that keeping our youth safe from harm is a vital part of family life. We want to help you protect your family from further trauma by cleaning up such damage and making things safe again, quite “Like it never even happened.”

Our IICRC-certified team members go in and wipe everything down that became covered in residue. Smoke residue can stain clothing and transfers easily. Removing this from machines, tools, and other solid, non-porous items must happen quickly to reduce the corrosion soot causes. When belongings stored in boxes need new containers, we re-box everything for you and make things look neat again.

Charred wood, structural framework, and other parts of your outbuilding can lose their strength and become too weak to perform as they once did after a fire. These sections need restoration to once again provide you with the security you want.

We discuss your options in restoring the structure to a sound condition again. Where a window's frame and the surrounding portion of wall burned, you may decide that you want a wall without a window or, instead, a larger one. These possibilities can help you recover in a way that benefits you instead of causing more frustration. We work with you in as many ways possible to help get your property back to normal again.

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SERVPRO of Cumberland, Morgan & White Counties can help mitigate the damage caused by unscheduled post-4th of July accidental celebrations and restore your garage or shed. If you have a similar situation involving fire damage in Fairfield Glade, Doyle, or Sunbright, call us at (931) 250-5333, so we can help get things back to normal.

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Why Preparation is Always Key to Efficient Water Damage Remediation in Your Sparta Business

9/23/2018 (Permalink)

Commercial Why Preparation is Always Key to Efficient Water Damage Remediation in Your Sparta Business If your business suffers from a broken pipe and subsequent water damage, your best bet is to contact SERVPRO immediately for water removal.

Commercial Water Removal Keeps Sparta Businesses Going Strong

When the bathroom pipes in your consignment shop in Sparta spring a leak and send a colossal mess everywhere, getting things dry again protects both your building and your clients' items. Water can become very detrimental to the environment of your shop and make shoppers' experience suffer. The possibility of mildew and mold becoming a problem throughout your shop also increases rapidly.
 
Shop owners who rely on our expertise in commercial water removal methods in Sparta recover more quickly from this kind of disaster. Many shops across the nation close when disasters happen because of the economic hardship and disruption related to these incidents.
 
In September, you can take part in the activities held for National Preparedness Month. SERVPRO's READY Profile Plan also helps reduce response time when catastrophes strike, helping minimize the damages almost all businesses experience when flooded with water. Becoming prepared for events that can damage your business is an essential part of a good business model. Putting a response and recovery plan into place before you need one can help you stay in business by guiding you through the restoration process and ensuring the achievement of your goals.
 
Preparing for disasters also includes planning for events such as fire and storm damage. When either of these occurs, water removal also must take place. Removing water from either firefighting efforts or what the storm pushed into your business must also occur in conjunction with other mitigation efforts. Without removing the water, damage from one area easily spreads to other locations. Moisture can affect your merchandise, and also make your shop's indoor air quality suffer. When items suffer too drastically to allow restoration, we list these on insurance claim forms for your convenience.
 
SERVPRO of Cumberland, Morgan & White Counties Strengthens our communities in Fairfield Glade and Sunbright by providing water removal services and other mitigation and restoration techniques when businesses have sustained damage. Contact us to set up your business' READY Profile Plan or to let us know you need immediate services. (931) 250-5333 is our 24-hour services line, and is always available to you, every day of the year.

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Reducing Humidity as Part of Flood Damage Mitigation in Lake Tansi

9/16/2018 (Permalink)

Storm Damage Reducing Humidity as Part of Flood Damage Mitigation in Lake Tansi When your area experiences flooding after a storm or river overflow, call the technicians at SERVPRO to get the humidity in your home under control.

Team SERVPRO Calculates the Rate to Effectively Remove Moisture From Your Home After Flooding

Flooding that invades a home in Lake Tansi can leave elevated humidity levels behind even after the completion of structural mitigation and restoration tasks. This humidity can continue for months, affecting belongings brought back in after cleaning and deodorization and causing mildew to develop on both old and new materials.
 
The residents can rely on SERVPRO technicians to mitigate their homes from all aspects of flood damage in Lake Tansi, including increased humidity. Our instruments can detect how much water vapor the air holds in a similar way that we measure the moisture content in solid materials. We compare these readings to industry standards or similar materials in your home. When we measure the humidity levels in your residence, we compare these to the air outside.
 
To restore normal humidity, we use dehumidifiers, desiccant machines, and air movers. Our powerful air movers slightly increase the humidity when we point them in the direction of saturated materials, but during a flood damage mitigation project, we direct these machines' airflow in paths that circulate the air throughout the home and then out an open window.
 
A large part of removing the moisture from your house after flooding occurs involves lifting the moisture out of concrete and other materials that retain water. Carpeting and saturated drywall and other wall materials no longer add to the equation after their removal from your home, but moisture can continue hiding in floorboards and wall frames and joists.
 
Measurements of these materials help us know which materials need more attention to maintain an efficient drying pattern. Keeping this in perspective ensures that your home's interior becomes dry more rapidly and uniformly.
 
SERVPRO of Cumberland, Morgan & White Counties works with families in Doyle and Wartburg after disasters like flood damage take their toll. Getting your home back into livable condition, so everything is “Like it never even happened” is important to us, also. Our IICRC-certified technicians are only a phone call away, so whenever you need us, our 24-hour emergency number at (931) 250-5333.

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A Leak Behind Your Shower Can Cause Mold Damage In Your Harriman Home

9/5/2018 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation A Leak Behind Your Shower Can Cause Mold Damage In Your Harriman Home Mold damage can be one of the trickiest types of damage to identify inside your home.

Mold Damage In Your Home

Mold damage can be one of the trickiest types of damage to identify inside your home. However, it is usually safe to call for professional help if you smell a constant musty odor in one place. Mold colonies usually grow due to a sudden increase in the moisture levels of your home, whether it is caused by excess humidity or water damage. The solution to this problem is not trying to rid your home of all of the mold spores that exist inside. In fact, it is impossible, as mold spores are omnipresent and harmless by themselves.

The mold damage inside of your Harriman home is an unfortunate side effect of leaky plumbing behind your shower. Should the mold damage be left without any remediation, it can cause further complications in the future. Mold growth leads to the decomposition of organic material, like the wooden structure of your walls. If left long enough, it can make the structure of your home less stable.

While you may not be able to see any physical signs of the mold, it may be wise for you to call for professional help if you begin to detect other signs, such as scent. The quicker that mold damage is remediated, the less likely it is to do further damage to your house. Not to mention, it is unwise to leave mold damage untreated because it can cause health effects.

When you call SERVPRO, we quickly assemble a team of our IICRC-certified techs and send them to your property with the proper equipment to handle the job. To begin the remediation, SERVPRO can section your bathroom off from the rest of the home, to limit the mold spores from spreading once they are agitated. After removing the tile of your shower to get to the structure behind it, our technicians can use a chemical disinfectant to clean the mold colonies. Afterward, we can spray the area down with an antifungal agent to help inhibit any potential regrowth.

Sometimes, the damage to the area can be too much and clean up is not enough. In those cases, SERVPRO can demo the area and then get you in contact with a contractor who can rebuild the space.

If you detect mold damage inside of your home, never leave it to chance. Get in touch with SERVPRO of Cumberland, Morgan & White Counties by calling (931) 250-5333. Night or day, we are always prepared to take your call.

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