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We Act Fast In Crossville After A Water Loss

3/13/2020 (Permalink)

A hole in the ceiling due to a flex-line leak A flex-line leak can cause water damage to a ceiling in your home. When you face holes caused by leaks, call our experts right away.

Water Removal Crossville – Frost Proof Faucet Leaked

Homes built in areas where there is a possibility of freezing temperatures during the winter usually have frost-proof faucets that deliver water to the outside for gardening and watering. During cold temperatures, the faucets are designed to prevent the water pipe from freezing and potentially causing the pipe to crack as ice forms inside the pipe. Occasionally the homeowner forgets to turn the inside tap off and drain the external faucet, causing water leaks inside the home during cold temperatures.

SERVPRO provides water removal services in Crossville and surrounding areas. We are well equipped to handle any emergency and respond in less than four hours in most situations. Our team is available 24 hours a day and 7 days a week to help our clients deal with water leaks and the ensuing damage.

Leaking Frost Proof Faucets

Frostproof faucets prevent water inside a pipe near the outside wall from freezing during a cold snap. As water turns to ice, it expands inside the pipe, and can easily cause the pipe to crack or one of the joints to come apart. Water usually begins leaking after the homeowner turns the outside tap on while working in the garden and may not be noticed until the owner finds water on the floors inside their home.

In many cases, SERVPRO can utilize weighted water damage extractors to remove water and moisture from carpeting and under padding. A weighted water extractor is a machine that one of our technicians rides to add weight to compress the water from the carpet as it passes over the floor. We use shop vacuums to vacuum water from tile and linoleum floors.

The final step involves deploying air movers to blow air over the damp carpet. The air absorbs moisture, and then dehumidifiers remove the humidity from the air. The floors and home can be dried relatively quickly using this method. For large amounts of water, SERVPRO may need to make flood cuts along the floor to remove water and moisture inside the walls.

Call SERVPRO of Cumberland, Morgan & White Counties at (931) 250-5333 for 24/7 service. We proudly serve Crab Orchard, Lake Tansi, and surrounding areas. We're Faster To Any Size Disaster.

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We Are Available 24/7 For All Your Crossville Flood Damage Restoration Needs

2/19/2020 (Permalink)

A giant hole in the ceiling of this home after a storm We have the state of the art equipment, expertise and experience to restore your home right away. Call us right away tp prevent further damage.

Flood Damage Crossville – Heavy Rain and High Winds

The combination of high wind ripping away parts of your house and heavy rain pouring into your home can leave much damage, sometimes in minutes. If it is not the rain and wind, it is the floods that come later, with high water levels in streams and rivers. Contaminated floodwaters can do even more damage to your home or business.

SERVPRO provides flood damage cleanup and restoration services in Crossville and surrounding areas. Our teams respond to emergencies on a 24 /7 day a week basis. We are usually onsite within 4 hours to assess the situation and deploy the appropriate equipment and team members.

Cleaning Up After a Flood

Storms can bring unimaginable flood damage. Floodwaters bring contaminants into the home, which must be treated carefully to avoid exposure and sickness from bacteria, viruses, and chemical hazards. We urge occupants to remain outside the home in a safe location until SERVPRO has had an opportunity to assess the situation and provide protection from these hazards as well as from potential electrical and leaking gas exposure.

Our SERVPRO team can provide tarps to cover a damaged roof and board up services for broken windows and doors. We immediately assess the structure for damage and begin removing flood water and debris. We establish a staging area. We work closely with our clients to select an appropriate staging area.

We use the staging area to store equipment and supplies needed for the cleanup. It is also used to store your contents after each item has been cleaned and dried. We also identify the contents damaged beyond repair are too expensive to clean and must be removed. We establish an inventory of all items removed from the flood-damaged area for later insurance claims.

Our objective is to return your home and contents to its original condition, "Like it never even happened."

Call SERVPRO of Cumberland, Morgan & White Counties at (931) 250-5333 for 24/7 service. We proudly serve Lake Tansi, Crab Orchard, and surrounding areas. We're Faster To Any Size Disaster.

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Fire Damage In Your Crossville Home

2/12/2020 (Permalink)

fire and smoke damaged property You can call (931) 250-5333 for rapid disaster cleanup that starts within hours of your initial contact.s

Eliminating Bathroom Fire Damage from a Crossville Home

Something that Tennessee homeowners may not expect to catch fire in their home is the bathroom exhaust fan. However, the buildup of dust and lint over time can create a hidden fire hazard that can cause tens of thousands of dollars in damages if left unchecked. No matter what time of the day or night this occurs, there is a team available to assist 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

If you have fire damage in your Crossville residence's bathroom, IICRC-certified SERVPRO technicians are just a phone call away from removing debris and restoring your home to A preloss condition. Not only do these professionals receive extensive training in disaster mitigation standards and techniques, but they also undergo additional self-paced education. These learning opportunities are designed to expand their knowledge so they can better assist homeowners when disasters occur.

Maintaining Your Bathroom Exhaust Fan
    •    Remove dust buildup. You can wipe away the dust with a wet cloth and rinse it with warm, soapy water. Submerging the faceplate in warm water also helps remove debris. In between cleanings, use a few bursts of compressed air to remove buildup. A thorough cleaning should take place twice a year.
    •    Swap incandescent bulbs for LEDs. Not only are LEDs long-lasting energy-saving solutions for your bathroom lighting, but they emit less heat and decrease the electrical load on both the circuit and exhaust fan in your bathroom.
    •    Implement a timer switch. A timer can lessen the load on your exhaust fans and minimize fire risk.
    •    Keep the ducts clean. You can use a flexible duct-cleaning extension kit to get into hard-to-reach spots. If you prefer to have a professional do it, contact a licensed electrician.

How SERVPRO Removes Damage
SERVPRO technicians can quickly evaluate the source of the issue and clean your bathroom thoroughly. For mild soot deposits on walls and ceilings, dry cleaning sponges may be used. Technicians work from ceiling to floor to minimize the spread of soils and debris after cleaning. Wet cleaning with EPA-registered antimicrobials can also help eliminate certain odors.

Technicians can also check your bathroom vents, as well as those in adjacent rooms, for debris. They can also replace filters that have been contaminated by such damage. Odor Control Technicians (OCTs) can deodorize the interior with a UL V fogger, which uses water solvent-based materials to remove odors.

SERVPRO of Cumberland, Morgan & White Counties is a name you can count on for service that is Faster to Any Size Disaster. You can call (931) 250-5333 for rapid disaster cleanup that starts within hours of your initial contact.

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Call Our Experts When You Need Water Damage Restoration Services

2/4/2020 (Permalink)

A moisture detecting device our experts use Many times there is hidden water which contributes to the damage. We have the state of the art equipment to detect this damage and start restoration.

Using Restoration Equipment for Water Damage in Crossville

A pipe bursting in your house is a troublesome part of homeownership. However, it happens to almost everyone at some point. It is important, when this happens, to deal with it effectively and in a timely fashion. When you leave moisture unattended, you run the risk of secondary damage such as dangerous mold infestations or warped flooring.

Experiencing this type of water damage in your Crossville home may require you to spring into action, quickly sopping up the excess and getting rid of any mess left behind. There are times when this is not enough. In these cases, it is crucial to use the appropriate equipment to detect moisture within the impacted areas.

SERVPRO water restoration specialists use thermal imaging cameras to detect moisture. At the beginning of the project, infrared cameras act as a tool to quickly evaluate the extent of the moisture within the home. They can capture images in challenging to reach places within the home without causing any damage. Thermal cameras do not display images of the actual moisture but capture images of temperature variations on a surface of the material. Depending on the time of day, and the temperature within the home, a material with hidden moisture may show warmer or colder than the surfaces without moisture. This ability to store thermal energy, either cold or hot, is thermal capacitance which varies according to the type of material.

After the SERVPRO technicians identify areas with moisture, they utilize moisture meters that measure the actual moisture level in various types of materials. It is essential to test un-impacted items within the home to help establish the moisture goal for the impacted materials. The same technician also takes the readings throughout the process to ensure consistency.

Non-penetrating moisture meters use conductivity, capacitance, or radiofrequency emissions to detect moisture while penetrating moisture meters, put tiny holes in the material, and use electrical conductivity to determine moisture levels by testing each layer of the material. Moisture meters typically give a wood scale that ranges from 5% to 30% and often give a relative scale for measure items that are not wood. Wood measurements are in percentages, while non-wood measurements are in points.

After detecting moisture, technicians move on to extracting excess water damage using portable extraction equipment and then drying the materials and the room through the use of high-velocity air movers and dehumidifiers. These moisture meters can track the progress of the drying until drying goals have been attained. These goals are comparable to the moisture content of materials in unaffected areas of the structure.

For 24/7 assistance, contact SERVPRO of Cumberland, Morgan & White Counties at (931) 250-5333. We make it "Like it never even happened."

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We Are The Right Choice For Your Crossville Water Damage Restoration

1/28/2020 (Permalink)

A hole in a ceiling because of water damage A flex-line leak caused water damage in this ceiling. We were able to dry up the moisture soaking the insulation and damaging the ceiling.

Why SERVPRO Restores Water Damaged Properties in Crossville Better

An uncontrollable leak, whether from a plumbing problem or burst water main, can cause water intrusion in your home, and it can be distressing to deal with. The floors of your home can get affected, and water may ingress into the smallest gaps, making it challenging to dry out naturally. The water can increase the chance of mold development and rot.

Even though the water may be clean, it can turn into greywater if it remains standing in your home for over 24 hours. To handle the water damage in your Crossville home, you can enlist the services of a genuine restoration firm like SERVPRO. We offer a rapid response at any time of the day or night. We provide full restoration services, which can eliminate the stress of calling multiple companies at varying times. Having one restoration company handle the project can also reduce costs.

We can perform a safety assessment of the affected area to ensure it is safe for you and ready or our technicians to start the work. Our technicians are trained in water damage restoration and applied structural drying. We can salvage personal effects and items that have not sustained severe damage. We can also minimize further destruction to your personal belongings by moving and blocking furniture if necessary. Our team can also make sure that the dust covers of upholstered furniture are not coming into contact with damp carpeting.

If it is necessary to remove any building materials like drywall from the parent structure, we can do so. We take precautions to remove only the damaged components that are impossible to restore to make reconstruction more affordable and efficient. At times, it is necessary to move contents like furniture and appliances so that our technicians can complete the restoration process more efficiently. We take care not to ruin hardwood and vinyl flooring, ceilings, and wall surfaces when moving such items.

We have a large inventory of water extraction equipment to pump out the water, and air movers as well as dehumidifiers to dry your home. We also have water restoration products like antimicrobial agents and sanitizers that can eliminate microbial contamination.

At SERVPRO, our customers are our priority, and we, therefore, do what we say. Our team understands that water loss incidents bring about uncertainty. We are proud to provide property owners with the guidance and support they need throughout the restoration process. We are locally owned and operated and are pleased to make our community better.

When in need of water damage cleanup services in Sparta, Fairfield Glade or Lake Tansi, contact SERVPRO of Cumberland, Morgan & White Counties at (931) 250-5333. We can handle the damage to make it appear, “Like it never even happened.”

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The Ultimate Guide to Crossville Fire Damage Remediation Services 

1/19/2020 (Permalink)

fire damaged kitchen Kitchen fires can be quite overwhelming. Contact SERVPRO when facing the aftermath of a fire. We are here 24/7 to take your call.

Specialized Fire Damage Cleaning Training Is Why SERVPRO Comes Through for Crossville

You scored a fantastic price on a package of new appliances for your Crossville home just before the holidays. A kitchen fire has transformed the fresh look of these recent purchases into a dingy and sticky mess. Before you get out the bucket and brush to try to make them look new again, schedule a consultation with our talented fire residue cleaning team. Intensive training in evaluating residue damage and informed product and technique matching is why we offer consistent and positive results.

Appliance Construction 

Most of the surfaces that make up modern appliances risk permanent fire damage in Crossville if appropriate cleaning steps are delayed or unforthcoming. Fire residues are highly corrosive and can discolor, warp, and etch even non-porous, solid materials. Appliances such as stoves, ovens, refrigerators, dishwashers, washers, and dryers are typically made of some combination of the following, all of which are vulnerable to acidic fire damage:

  • Metal
  • Paint
  • Glass
  • Plastic
  • Composite materials 
  • Formica

Location Exposes Appliances to Challenging Residues

The residues from a kitchen fire are protein-based, which means the coating adheres tightly to any surface and carries a distinctive and extremely unpleasant malodor. Because of the oiliness of the soot, water-based detergent solutions likely cannot loosen and carry away the soiling. Our technicians consider other options, why SERVPRO stocks a broad range of cleaning products. We might try increasing the alkalinity of the cleaning solution by mixing in additives to an all-purpose cleaner. Only trained employees should alter a solution to avoid toxic reactions. Personal protective equipment (PPE) is recommended when working with highly alkaline cleaners.

Take Care with Highly Polished Surfaces

Some materials such as aluminum can pit or dull if strong cleaners are applied and allowed to dwell too long. Consistent and thorough rinsing is critical, why SERVPRO maintains data on cleaning activities. Hard to remove residues might loosen with abrasive cleaners or tools, but the integrity of a glossy finish is then at risk. Our proprietary paste cleaners can produce excellent results if short dwell times are respected, and proper application and cleaning action follows. We use with clean, soft cloths or extremely fine “000” steel wool to scrub in a circular motion. A thin film of the paste lubricates during cleaning to prevent scratching.  

Training and experience are why SERVPRO of Cumberland, Morgan & White Counties can restore your appliances to like-new condition after a fire. Call for an evaluation at (931) 250-5333 as soon as practical.

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Damage from a Flood in Fairfield Glade is Best Handled by Trained Professionals

1/16/2020 (Permalink)

Standing water pushed off of a floor with a squeegee. We have the best tools and technology to perform a sufficient restoration for your Fairfield Glade home. Call us today!

Let SERVPRO break down our tactics for your flooded Fairfield Glade home. 

Regardless of the cause, dealing with the fallout of a flood as efficiently and safely as possible. SERVPRO technicians want you to know why it is best to call the professionals in such a situation rather than trying to tackle the devastation on your own. After moisture seeps into your building materials and the structure of your home, only the experts have the best tools and technology to perform a sufficient restoration.

When it comes to flood damage in Fairfield Glade, any of the water that enters your home from the outdoors can be contaminated. Trained technicians deployed to your property promptly help to minimize the loss and help ensure that your home is restored to like-new condition.

Calling SERVPRO to address the water damage to your property after a flooding incident gives you access to specialty drying equipment and a full arsenal of industry knowledge. These are just a sampling of the tools that our trained experts come armed with when you call us for restoration:

Moisture Meters/Sensors – A moisture meter helps determine moisture content within various materials. A moisture sensor helps to find moisture in walls, baseboards, and carpeting.

ULV Ultra Low-Volume Foggers – These tools take liquid deodorizing agents and atomize them into a fine mist that is able to penetrate areas where smoke and soot residue might be present. SERVPRO technicians can also use this technology to impart disinfectants and fungicides into areas that are difficult to reach.

Thermo Hygrometers – This equipment measures relative humidity and temperature, giving our technicians the necessary information to create the right environment for optimum drying.

Once a SERVPRO team is deployed to your property, we ensure every detail is covered from planning your restoration to water removal, restoring your building materials, and thoroughly disinfecting to keep odors at bay while eliminating mold growth.

Do you have questions about addressing flood damage in your home? We invite you to give us a call at SERVPRO of Cumberland, Morgan & White Counties at (931) 250-5333. We will gladly send out a team of trained restoration experts as soon as possible to get started.

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End the Constant Battle Against Microbial Growth Using Commercial Mold Damage Remediation in Sparta

12/30/2019 (Permalink)

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Let SERVPRO be your go to for your Sparta mold damage.

A lunchtime cafe can suffer a substantial reputational hit if mold issues are present in any part of the dining area or kitchen. Not only do the odors of mold put customers off, but they can affect indoor air quality and hygiene standards. Unfortunately, mold does not just go away by itself. You may find that no matter how many times you clean mold, it keeps cropping up in the same areas every few days. If you notice recurring issues, you may want to consider contacting a professional remediation team. Microbial growth issues frequently go much deeper than surface appearance. 

Our commercial mold damage remediation team here in Sparta works with small, medium-sized, and large businesses. The trick to dealing with mold is to remove the essential element it needs to live: water. Moisture runoffs can lead to damp spots, which in turn allow spores to proliferate into unhygienic mold colonies. You usually find microbial growth issues in areas where there is water, like washrooms, kitchens, or refrigerated counters. Storerooms for food stock may have inadequate insulation, which can increase the likelihood of mold growth.

Microbial growth is easy to spread, and it can spread quickly if you are not careful. Usually, our commercial response teams set up a containment zone to guard against the spread of mold. We may augment this zone with further decontamination areas, clean rooms as well as negative air pressure. We understand that temporarily shutting down some, or all, of your eatery, can hurt monthly revenues. This is why SERVPRO works with qualified technicians to ensure any downtime is kept to a minimum. 

After the removal of mold is complete, you may notice lingering odors remain behind. Odor particles can stay in an indoor environment even after cleaning and disinfecting. This is especially true in malls where there is a lack of natural air circulation to replace odorous particles. SERVPRO can thoroughly fumigate your workspace using safe, water-based deodorants. Our powerful box fans can exchange the air quickly to ensure you get back in business as soon as possible.

Without professional remediation, mold can become a constant battle and a threat to the hygiene of your eatery. Contact SERVPRO of Cumberland, Morgan & White Counties at (931) 250-5333.

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Our Technicians Can Restore Your Fire Damaged Home In Crossville

12/21/2019 (Permalink)

smoke damaged home after a fire A call to us is an invitation to leave your home, “Like it never even happened.”

Don’t Face the Heat Alone In Crossville

The colder months are ideal for families and friends in Crossville to get together and cozy up at home.  Nothing beats the feeling of bundling up by the fireplace while enjoying a pleasant evening with your loved ones.  As we set up for these gatherings, we may light our fireplace and aromatic candles while we turn on the heat.  All of these activities can pose a risk to our home and cause an accidental fire, which is why we need to be cautious.  Electrical issues and open flames are among the top causes of home fires nationwide.

SERVPRO technicians work every day in Crossville to restore homes victim of fire damage.  The cleanup process may appear simple, but it is not as clear-cut as some may imagine.  Whenever there are soot and smoke remains on your walls and furniture, you require a specialized team to help you get rid of it.  The training our crew receives helps them identify the composition of the residue in your home and remedy it accordingly.  Generally speaking, organic materials such as wood leave fine dust behind, while plastics and manmade materials leave a stickier residue on your property.

Fire damage cleanup goes above and beyond, cleaning the visible evidence of the fire.  It also entails purifying your air and removing any lingering odors.  Many owners are surprised to find that even the smallest flames can leave behind an offending smell that clings to fabrics and drapes even in unaffected areas of the home.  When you reach out to SERVPRO, we offer an array of solutions to eliminate the problem.  If you think a deodorizing pellet is enough to do the job, you will soon discover that most damage requires industry-grade techniques.  Our crew applies its knowledge to neutralize and eliminate the smell, which may include air scrubbing, fogging, and the use of ozone generators.  As a homeowner, you can rely on our expertise and make the smell be a thing of the past.

SERVPRO of Cumberland, Morgan & White Counties is here to help keep your home in tip-top shape during the winter months.  Even if a small fire threatens to derail your plans, we are available at (931) 250-5333.  A call to us is an invitation to leave your home, “Like it never even happened.”

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Problem with a Water Loss in Your Crossville Property? We Can Help--And Fast--Call SERVPRO!

12/10/2019 (Permalink)

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Water Damage Crossville – Loss Reduction and Damage Mitigation

Many people are very stressed about the water damage in their homes and wonder what to do about the mess. Many are also concerned about how much it is going to cost for repairs. Some of their contents may be damaged beyond recovery. If there is no insurance coverage, many are worried about how to handle all this expense.

SERVPRO is well aware of the expense of restoration for water damage to homes and businesses in Crossville. Our objective is to restore your home, "Like it never even happened." We always assess the situation, take action immediately to minimize the damage, and recovering/restoring everything possible to reduce the cost to the homeowner and the insurance company.

Minimizing Water Damage

Every water damage event is different based on the cause of the water damage, the amount of water dispersed throughout the premises, and the amount of time water has been in the building.

SERVPRO always responds within four hours under normal circumstances and has teams and equipment available on a 24 hour, 7-days a week basis. A fast response reduces the amount of water dispersed within the building, and the time it spends on floors or inside walls.

We urge clients with water damage to shut off the main water supply immediately if possible to control the amount of water flooding the home. Always ensure there are no electrical hazards of potential slip and fall hazards.

Many clients begin mopping up as much water as possible. SERVPRO can mobilize pumps and water extractors to begin removing liquid water that may be on the floors. Weighted extractors are utilized on carpets to draw water from the carpet and underpad. Air movers and dehumidifiers reduce the moisture levels in the home, including subfloors and inside walls. By reacting quickly to water loss situations, SERVPRO can minimize the damage and the cost and the time to return your home to its original condition.

Call SERVPRO of Cumberland, Morgan & White Counties at (931) 250-5333 for 24/7 service. We proudly serve Fairfield Glade and Pleasant Hill and the surrounding areas. We're Faster To Any Size Disaster.