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3 Risk Prevention Strategies To Protect Your Home In Crossville From Fire Damage

1/3/2019 (Permalink)

Fire Damage 3 Risk Prevention Strategies To Protect Your Home In Crossville From Fire Damage While candles may be a nice addition to your home's atmosphere, they are also a frequent cause of house fires across the country.

Risk Prevention Strategies For Fire Damage In Crossville

Although SERVPRO can help you take care of fire damage in your Crossville home quickly, you would doubtless be better off without having to deal with the problem in the first place. Prevention is the most critical factor influencing long-term costs associated with fire and smoke damage to American homes, and with a few small lifestyle changes, you can avoid many of the unfortunate fires that result from these high-risk habits.

Smoke Outside
We frequently get calls to help take care of fire damage in Crossville homes caused by the smoking of tobacco products. Most tobacco products can fill your home with hard-to-remove smoke odors just as quickly as a fire can, and can also start fires when improperly snuffed out. Smoking outdoors, preferably on a stone patio or away from the home, maybe an easy change to make that decreases your risk of accidentally starting a fire.

Artificial Candles
Many people enjoy the soothing scents and sights of a candle in one or several rooms of their homes, but while candles may be a nice addition to your home's atmosphere, they are also a frequent cause of house fires across the country. Replacing traditional candles with air fresheners and electric imitations can keep the same ambiance in your home without a significant risk of starting a fire.

Keep The Fireplace Empty
When the weather grows colder, homes across America light up their hearths to save on heating bills and give their living rooms a nice, warm glow. However, overuse of a fireplace can commonly result in a large house fire igniting very rapidly. While fireplaces are not very dangerous when being tended and watched, you should avoid letting them burn to save on heating costs.

SERVPRO of Cumberland, Morgan & White Counties can help to mitigate and reverse damage caused by fire in your home. Call us at (931) 250-5333.

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Use SERVPRO's Certified Expertise When Your Fairfield Glade Home Has Flood Damage

12/21/2018 (Permalink)

Why SERVPRO Use SERVPRO's Certified Expertise When Your Fairfield Glade Home Has Flood Damage Flooding and its associated damage can be quite overwhelming. Contact SERVPRO for water removal and remediation options.

Why SERVPRO Should Help You with Flood Removal Services in Fairfield Glade

Icy conditions this winter in the Fairfield Glade area make driving hazardous, especially at night when temperatures drop and leave a thin sheet of ice on top of sometimes still-liquid water. In streams and rivers nearby, water under frozen sheets of ice can still move steadily along. When blockages exist, water can end up displaced, following any new paths of least resistance.
 
Why SERVPRO professionals help so many families in the area cope with the aftermath of flooding in Fairfield Glade by giving our expert assistance and flood removal advice is because of our sincere dedication to families much like our own. Our families make up the essential elements of our community, and we value their health and well-being.
 
When a flood happens, it can create such tremendous and drastic changes inside your home that it may seem foreign to you when you finally re-enter. Removing the water and debris is a tremendous and hazardous job. SERVPRO teams work in teams of two or three for increased efficiency and heightened safety. We extract any liquid water on hardwood floors and then dry them out until our moisture readers determine we have reached the standard moisture content percentage for similar materials.
 
Carpets, composite flooring, papers that were on the floor and became saturated, food in boxes or bags that floodwaters submerged, and anything else in a similar condition requires prompt disposal. Mold can begin to appear on surfaces within 24 hours and then spread to other areas. Mold infestations can quickly take over a house after a flooding incident. SERVPRO understands you want things back to normal, quickly, and that is the best way to handle things after a disaster. Allowing things to wait is the same as allowing damage to spread.
 
The IICRC-certified professional flood removal and damage mitigation experts at SERVPRO of Cumberland, Morgan & White Counties understand a thorough approach to flooding in your home helps alleviate stress in your family and ensures complete mitigation of your home. Contact us at (931) 250-5333 when you need guidance in this or other disasters, and we can have your Lake Tansi, Doyle, or Sunbright home back to normal, “Like it never even happened.”

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What To Do After A Mold Infestation Has Damaged Your Crab Orchard Home

12/19/2018 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation What To Do After A Mold Infestation Has Damaged Your Crab Orchard Home Mold growth is something that you should take care of immediately, and our rapid response team can help!

Insurance Claims For Damages From Mold In Your Crab Orchard Home

Often when disasters and unfortunate circumstances impact your Crab Orchard home, the primary concern for the homeowner is the cost of the repair, restoration, or remediation required. As common of a request as this might be, costs of services often vary based on the severity of the problem and the steps required to return your home to its preloss condition, despite the damage that it has sustained. Often homeowners look to their insurance providers to foot the bill, but this might not always be the best approach to take.

Understanding the importance of removing mold damage from your Crab Orchard residence immediately is one thing, but getting the process paid for is another. We offer a comprehensive approach to removing mold growth from your property and restoring the damage it has caused “Like it never even happened.”

One of the first calls that homeowners often make is to their insurance provider. Many policies do not offer property damage coverage for situations like mold and fungal growth, but your insurance representative should provide you with a rundown of your options, if any, for reducing or eliminating your costs with a variety of claim. It might be advisable to contact our SERVPRO professionals before you choose to file a claim with your insurance, however.

When you contact our professionals first, we can arrive quickly to begin stopping the spread of the colonies throughout your home and preventing the situation from getting worse than it is. We also do a thorough inspection and cost analysis throughout this initial visit, including documentation of damages and a loss report. We can provide this evidence to your insurance provider to help expedite the claim you want to file. You might also find that our estimated costs do not exceed or only partly exceed a deductible you are responsible for, making it ill-advised to potentially raise your home insurance rates to file a claim.

Mold growth is something that you should take care of immediately, and our SERVPRO of Cumberland, Morgan & White Counties rapid response team can help. Give SERVPRO a call anytime that you need us at (931) 250-5333.

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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.

Locally Owned Company with National Resources

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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Quick Call Out, Assessment And Remediation Of Water Damage For Sparta Residents

8/23/2018 (Permalink)

Water Damage Quick Call Out, Assessment And Remediation Of Water Damage For Sparta Residents So when your home falls prey to water damage, the experience can be stressful and confusing in equal measure.

Assessment And Remediation Of Water Damage

Heavy rainfall, burst pipes, and malfunctioning appliances have one thing in common: they cannot be planned. So when your home falls prey to water damage, the experience can be stressful and confusing in equal measure.
 
Thankfully, there's a localized service that specializes in dealing with unforeseen water damage for Sparta residents. Just pick up the phone and SERVPRO can send a water damage technician to you as soon as possible. Our highly-trained work-force is always available for a quick callout, assessment, and remediation. Here's what you can expect.

First, a water damage specialist will be sent to your property to ascertain the extent of damage, alongside the type of equipment needed. Our priority is your safety, so a thorough inspection of potential electrical hazards, weak ceilings or crumbling subfloor is the first port of call.

Once we are completely satisfied that there is no immediate danger, we set to work removing all standing water, from apparent areas of pooling as well as less visible areas like crawl spaces or subfloor. Using industrial pumps we can drain excess water from your home in a flash.

The next step is thoroughly drying the affected region. Any remnants of moisture can quickly become hazardous, particularly in humid climates. We measure all areas using moisture meters to discover how deep the water goes, removing furniture in the process to be dried separately.

Wet/dry vacuums are used to extract residual water from carpets and hard surfaces. We then remove rugs to undergo a thorough inspection. What we are looking for is any evidence of delamination, bad seems or mold that could spread. Both sides of your carpet can be treated with antimicrobials, sanitizers, and deodorizers ensure a thorough clean.

The final step is to put your treated furniture, carpets and possessions back. SERVPRO then use a combination of dehumidifiers and rapid airflow systems to guarantee the affected area is completely dry and safe to inhabit. Then all that is left is to clear away our tools and walk you through a final inspection.

Here at SERVPRO of Cumberland, Morgan & White Counties, we are water damage specialists. Call us today for an initial inspection on (931) 250-5333.

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Commercial Water Removal Technicians in Sparta Discuss Potential Issues

8/14/2018 (Permalink)

Commercial Commercial Water Removal Technicians in Sparta Discuss Potential Issues If your jewelry store faces water damage problems, call SERVPRO for quick remediation services so that your doors can remain open.

Our Technicians Effectively Dry Out Your Property to Help Prevent Any Mold From Growing

As the old saying goes, horrible things are bound to happen, and it can even occur at your Sparta jewelry store. Some stores are located in a business district on the street level of a multi-story building. When residing on a lower level, your business becomes at risk of water coming into your dwelling from above. When moisture flows into your store from the ceiling, it can ruin many things on its way down to the floor. The longer water pours into your shop; the worse problems can get. Water can saturate and destroy building materials that make up your structure. Excessive moisture elevates humidity levels which can cause issues throughout your place of business. For example, water vapor can cause some types of your products to rust and get destroyed.
 
As soon as a water leak occurs in the same building as your company's location, professional assistance from a restoration team like SERVPRO is a necessity. We can show up to your place very promptly for commercial water removal in Sparta. As soon as we arrive, we assess the situation and determine how severe the problems have become.
 
When a leak takes place within a business district, water often flows overnight when nobody is there. When pipes break or appliances malfunction during non-business hours, problems can potentially get very extreme. In many cases, owners of a company come into their store in the morning and notice that they are walking in deep, standing water.
 
As water sits, the chances you have of your products getting ruined increases. Elevated humidity and moisture levels cannot only damage your precious jewelry but cause fungi to develop. Mold can cause health effects with some, making it essential to prevent microbial growth so that your store is safe for all of your customers.
 
During the mitigation process, our SERVPRO technicians cater to your every need so that we reduce the loss of revenue restoring the damage can create. We take special care to make sure that all of your precious jewelry is kept safe during work procedures and that nothing gets ruined as a result of secondary damage. If you ever notice excessive moisture inside your jewelry store, call SERVPRO of Cumberland, Morgan & White Counties at (931) 250-5333 24 hours a day.

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Managing the Flood Damage in Your Sparta Home

8/1/2018 (Permalink)

Storm Damage Managing the Flood Damage in Your Sparta Home When the Water Recedes at Your Sparta Property, Call SERVPRO for Removal and Cleanup

SERVPRO Focuses on Safety Along with Water Removal after Stormwater Intrusion

Living through a flood can be a very stressful period for anyone in Sparta. Having a family to take care of can make things much more unnerving. SERVPRO technicians live in the area and understand your concerns. We can help make things just “Like it never even happened.” for you and your loved ones.

Our technicians earn certifications from the IICRC and can restore your Sparta home back to preloss condition after flood damage takes its toll. Restoring a house includes ensuring that we reduce the pathogen population to safe levels, eliminate the water, silt, and other debris, return moisture levels to normal, and properly dispose of any damaged materials after we remove them.
 
Your home is what you use to protect your family, to gather together with relatives on holidays, and raise your children, so we know how important it is to you. We can help restore any degree of flood damage that affects your property. Removing materials such as water-logged carpeting and pad and wallboard makes room for new contents of the same kind. We discuss which ones you prefer and work with you every step of the way. We want you and your family to be delighted with our work.
 
Cleaning and drying out your home takes time and must proceed in a specific manner. We understand that you want to move back in as soon as possible, but drying things out too quickly can also create problems. This rapid drying is particularly true of wooden steps on stairs and interlocking floorboards. When problems do occur in these situations, we typically try to repair the area, but sometimes a replacement becomes necessary. However, we always keep your finances and overall costs in mind throughout the time we spend working on your residence.
 
We urge you to discuss with us any other areas that require particular attention inside your property that you might have concerns about so we understand how you want us to proceed. We partner with expert companies and general contractors including electricians and appliance specialists who can examine and inspect your household appliances and electrical systems to ensure that everything is in perfect working order before your family using these items. After a damaging water event, all infrastructure systems should be check and verified before use. Correctly restoring every part of your home is crucial to your family members' health and safety.
 
SERVPRO of Cumberland, Morgan & White Counties works in Crab Orchard, Pleasant Hill, and Doyle to assist families after flood damage and other disasters cause problems with their residences. Call us at (931) 250-5333 so we can help your family, too.

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The Risk of DIY Water Damage Restoration in Your Sparta Home

7/31/2018 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation The Risk of DIY Water Damage Restoration in Your Sparta Home Many different types of mold can be the result of water damage that was not dealt with completely. Contact the technicians at SERVPRO to remediate.

Team SERVPRO Offers Effective Drying Out Services in an Effort to Help Prevent a Mold Infestation from Setting in

There are too many varieties of potential water incidents that can occur in your Sparta home to name. With so many sources from the fixtures on sinks to the plumbing running throughout your house, damage from water can happen with little warning and sometimes without you realizing how severe the situation actually is.

A common belief among homeowners is to assess a situation like water damages in their Sparta residence and determine if it is something that they can clean up and dry up on their own. Often, the conclusion is that with smaller-scale messes, it is more cost-effective to try and remove the damages on your own rather than to contact professional restoration services in the area.

One of the drawbacks to this approach, however, is never fully knowing how extensive the damage is. A homeowner can believe that the problem has gotten resolved when, in fact, the situation persists beyond what can get easily seen. Such is the case with spills on the floor, when not immediately tended to, can result in water penetration into the subflooring allowing for persistent dampness after the surface layer is entirely dry.
 
Our SERVPRO professionals have specific tools like thermal imagery to determine the farthest reaches of moisture and dampness. This assessment ensures that drying efforts are absolute. Failure to completely clear out this dampness can lead to worsening conditions for your household, however.

One of the risks that you take by not completely drying out water damages to your home is mold growth. In as little as 72 hours, mold spores can seat on organic materials in a damp area of your home and begin to colonize and spread. Not only does this pose potential health risks, but it can weaken and degrade the materials used to construct your house as well. Then, you need SERVPRO professional remediation to contend with the growing threat to your household.

If you find yourself contending with water damages in your home, you might not immediately consider the possibility of taking care of it on your own. With the possibility of occurrences like mold growth due to persistent dampness, even basic water damage situations can benefit from our SERVPRO of Cumberland, Morgan & White Counties professional touch. Give us a call anytime at (931) 250-5333.

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Why Consider A Pack Out After Fire Damage In Sparta?

7/18/2018 (Permalink)

Fire Damage Why Consider A Pack Out After Fire Damage In Sparta? SERVPRO Returns Boxed Possessions Nice and Clean after a House Fire in Your Sparta Home

SERVPRO Strives to Preserve and Restore Sparta Homeowners' Possessions after a Fire

The damage done by a fire in your Sparta home is rarely confined to the area where it began. Even if the blaze is brought under control quickly, smoke and soot can spread throughout your home. The magnitude of the damage done to your home’s structural components, of course, captures your attention, but hundreds of individual items in your house are subject to harm. We can help restore both real property and possessions.
 
Fire damage in your Sparta dwelling is not limited to charring and smoke in the room where the fire started. Fire creates many compounds as it burns, depending on the fuel and the temperature. The vapor and materials not wholly consumed disperse in the air as smoke, and the particles within smoke deposit on surfaces as soot. The soot and smoky odor also contaminate furnishings, books, papers, dishes, linens, clothing -- an unlimited list of items that surround you in your home. Packing out the personal possessions is a strategy we might suggest because we have resources at our production center that can restore many of the items thoroughly away from the turbulence of the house restoration.
 
SERVPRO crew members inventory the objects we pack out, preserving a chain of custody for the articles. Off-site we review the possessions, taking note of their condition and what protocols are necessary to return them to preloss condition. We work together with you and your insurance company as we sort, helping you make informed decisions about which items are restorable with a reasonable amount of time and effort and what things are best discarded.
 
Our production staff takes the time to match the soot soiled items with appropriate cleaning products and techniques. We evaluate the damage the highly acidic soot inflicted piece by piece, determining if abrasives are needed to remove and smooth corroded areas. Ultrasonic cleaning equipment makes all the difference when soot-covered and tarnished items have intricate parts, using sound waves to dislodge residues from decorative goods like window blinds. Textiles receive washing or dry cleaning in industrial grade equipment.
 
Some items with high emotional value can be included in the “to restore” column even if 100 percent success cannot be assured. For example, pictures and documents can be freeze-dried if the water used to extinguish the fire saturated them. They might not come out of this dehydration process completely returned to the condition they exhibited before the fire, worth the attempt because they are irreplaceable and part of your family’s history and culture.
 
SERVPRO of Cumberland, Morgan & White Counties can treat your movable possessions to custom fire damage recovery off-site while other crew members restore your home’s structural components. Call us at (931) 250-5333 immediately after the fire department leaves so we can personalize a restoration plan just for your scenario.

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Water Removal In Sparta Gets Your Residence Dry Fast

7/5/2018 (Permalink)

Water Damage Water Removal In Sparta Gets Your Residence Dry Fast One thing you do not want is to return to your Sparta home and see that it needs immediate water removal.

Water Removal Gets Your Home Dry Fast

Summer is here again in Sparta and with it comes vacation time and getaway weekends. Each time your family packs up to leave home for a while, you go overwritten, or mental, checklists including each crucial detail. Omitting one thing from the list can bring disaster to our home or make your experience less than perfect.

One thing you do not want is to return to your Sparta home and see that it needs immediate water removal. Forgetting to turn off the main water line before your mini-vacation left your entire home open to the destructiveness of a busted water pipe. Our workers can get the water cleared out fast, and get things dry again for you and your family.

We always discuss how to proceed with areas involving the worst damage, but we prefer to restore materials instead of replacing them. Depending on how long the water sat inside your home determines how much damage your residence sustains.

Carpeting and wooden floors get hit the hardest, of course, but floors can seem better off than their actual conditions. Underlay, glues, padding, and other structures suffer considerably once exposed to water and moisture. Removing them so they can dry more rapidly helps extract additional water from your home while also minimizing the possibility of further damage.

The air in your home also needs the moisture stripped from it, and we perform this by using both desiccant machines and dehumidifiers throughout your home. We place these in areas that retain elevated levels of moisture. Smaller areas, like inside walls, might seem sealed off but they can still contain water. We drain these with small holes drilled behind temporarily removed baseboards and then air them out with Injectidry systems.

SERVPRO of Cumberland, Morgan & White Counties can help restore the level of comfort in your Crab Orchard, Harriman, or Wartburg home after a broken pipe changes everything. Water removal services performed by our technicians make it happen fast. Contact us at (931) 250-5333, 24/7, and we can help make things right again.

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When You Need Fast Water Removal In Your Sparta Bookstore

6/15/2018 (Permalink)

Commercial When You Need Fast Water Removal In Your Sparta Bookstore After Water Intrusion, Do Not Leave Your Bookstore Inventory Hanging Out to Dry, Call SERVPRO

SERVPRO Provides Several Methods for Restoring Water Damaged Documents

Running a business is stressful enough without a water damage incident to slow things down for you. While you work hard to ensure that your Sparta bookstore is well stocked in the latest editions and the classics for the readers that frequent your store every day, you also should be mindful of unexpected events that could threaten your business and keep your doors closed to this adoring public. Having a plan in place to contend with a water loss incident, like knowing what professional restoration service to call, can save you time and money in the long run.

There are plenty of ways that water damage can affect your Sparta bookstore, even to the point of requiring water removal services. Whether faulty plumbing or appliances are to blame, or even a neighboring store is the culprit, the sense of immediacy is familiar to any of these. You want to make sure that you do not have to keep your doors closed for long if at all. One way to ensure this is to entrust your business to the experienced hands of our professional restorers.

From the moment that our experienced SERVPRO professionals get the call about the emergency in your business, we respond quickly to help limit the damage to your building and to the stock inside. With so many hardcover and paperback books that you have on the shelves, excessive moisture could ruin them and prevent them from ever getting sold.

For this reason, our SERVPRO technicians can work quickly to remove this stock from the affected area and keep it from getting exposed to the moisture while the restoration efforts are underway. This may sound simple, but anytime papers, documents or books are exposed to moisture degradation begins and possibly even mold development. We cannot always gurantee the complete restoration of these items on your shelves. Immediate drying or freeze-drying with a process called lyophilization can often achieve positive results. Once these complete, and your store is ready for business once again, these novels and publications can get returned to the store to their rightful positions on the shelves.

While running a business might be challenging enough, the last thing you need is to shoulder the burden of excessive water damage all on your own. Give our SERVPRO of Cumberland, Morgan, & White Counties experienced water restoration technicians a call anytime at (931) 250-5333 to help you clean up the mess and get your business back to ship shape.

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Remediating Flood Damage In Crab Orchard Homes

6/8/2018 (Permalink)

Storm Damage Remediating Flood Damage In Crab Orchard Homes SERVPRO assesses the type of water in a home to create an effective plan for removal.

Types of water found in homes after flood damage

Crab Orchard homeowners deal with many types of flooding. Most water in a home comes from sources like a failed water heater or a split line on a washing machine. When the threat is from outside the home, it can mean an additional set of problems.

Since Crab Orchard flood damage can come from inside and outside sources, SERVPRO technicians are prepared to deal with gray water and black water. Both types are contaminated and present additional precautions and requirements when removing them from home.

Gray water is also called sullage. Usually, it is all wastewater generated in a home that does not contain feces. Often, this water backs up into a home after outside floodwater overwhelms the local storm drains and sewer systems. Sources of gray water include flooding from bath and shower drains, kitchen and bathroom sinks, washing machines, and dishwashers.

If gray water is present, SERVPRO technicians wear protective boots to prevent it from contaminating clothing. Before beginning to remove it, team members spray the surface with a chemical agent to neutralize bacteria that might be on the surface. Our specialists then use a combination of pumps and extraction wands to remove the gray water from the home. If the local sewer system is available, they can pump the water directly into it.

Blackwater contains or is thought to contain, feces and other contaminants which means a high probability of even more harmful bacteria and disease-causing pathogens. Sources of black water include water from creeks and rivers which crested their banks and backed-up sewers which were pushed into the home by floodwater. Extreme flooding can also disturb septic systems, which can send hundreds of gallons of contaminated water into a home.

If a SERVPRO team leader even suspects there is black water in the home, every technician dons a protective suit, boots, and even a breathing mask if needed. They spray the surface of the water and all nearby property with an anti-bacterial agent to reduce the risk of any pathogens and other bacteria. Blackwater is not considered safe to pump directly into a sewer system, so our restoration team brings in a tank truck to receive all water they remove from the home.

Removing flood water and remediating the damage can a time-consuming and challenging task. Our goal at SERVPRO of Cumberland, Morgan & White Counties is to reduce the property damage and health risk of contaminated floodwater by quickly removing it from your home. If you need our services, call us today at (931) 250-5333. We are here for you.

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Mold Damage Specialists In Sparta Explain Remediation Methods

6/6/2018 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation Mold Damage Specialists In Sparta Explain Remediation Methods Soda blasting can be done to remove mold damage from the inside our outside of your home.

Methods used to remove mold damage

Once a fungus develops inside your Sparta home, prompt remediation is necessary so that spores do not spread to other areas and create more problems. Once the mold has affected building materials, they either get removed and replaced or cleaned free of contamination. Several techniques can be employed depending on the kind of affected material and how long it has been contaminated.

Before any work begins, the area where microbial growth has occurred gets sealed off with thick plastic. During any mold damage restoration in Sparta, containment chambers are designed to trap in dust and spores created by the removal process. Air scrubbers then are attached to a hole in the chamber creating negative air pressure.

In many cases, our SERVPRO technicians remove microbial contamination using sanding, ice blasting, or soda blasting. If wall studs are affected, they can be sanded down past the contaminated surface. Other materials can be cleaned using blasting methods. Similar to sandblasting the ice and soda methods use substances other than sand in a blasting gun to remove contaminants.

Soda blasting methods use sodium bicarbonate to remove mold off of various materials. The chemicals are safe to come into contact with food and work well removing many different types of mold. The soda is abrasive and gets shot out of the blasting gun at a high rate of speed stripping the fungi from the item.

Ice blasting is similar to soda blasting but uses dry ice instead of the sodium bicarbonate chemical. Rice-sized dry ice pellets get blasted out of the gun at supersonic speeds. The ice goes from a solid state to gas without reaching the liquid phase as soon as it hits the surface. The reaction forces the contaminants into the air to be cleaned with the air scrubber.

In some cases, the section of the house impacted by microbial growth is not severe enough to require a removal process. In these situations, our SERVPRO technicians spray the area with anti-microbial chemicals. The specialized solutions work to kill spores before they become airborne.

Even when using one of the blasting methods, anti-microbial spraying often occurs as a safety measure to inhibit reproduction. If you ever need help with removing fungi, call SERVPRO of Cumberland, Morgan & White Counties at (931) 250-5333 any time of the day.

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The Advantage Of Professional Fire Restoration For Your Sparta Home

5/30/2018 (Permalink)

Fire Damage The Advantage Of Professional Fire Restoration For Your Sparta Home Fire damages can present themselves in several different ways in your residence.

The Advantage Of Professional Fire Restoration

When you experience a fire in your Sparta home, the last thing that you need is to wait on restoration teams to arrive days later to start determining the nature of the problems that you face. You want a restoration company with an established track record of responding quickly and having the knowledge and expertise to restore a home.

Fire damages can present themselves in several different ways in your Sparta residence. Once you initially see the damage after a fire has gotten extinguished, it could feel overwhelming to understand what must get done to bring your house back to preloss conditions. Our SERVPRO professionals have training in all facets of fire damage restoration and can help you overcome any of the obstacles standing between your home’s current conditions and where it needs to be.

Our project manager and estimator can walk around with you and explain some of what needs to happen in order to restore your home while we assess the full scope of the damage to your residence. This process is critical to map out the equipment and personnel necessary to complete the job in the most efficient way possible.

Often substantial fire losses require reconstruction efforts before restoration can begin, especially when there are several points that allow external element exposure. Small areas can get boarded up or tarped over by our technicians, but more substantial damages require rebuilding before we can begin our restoration efforts in your home.

Once this task gets completed, our SERVPRO professionals can work to eliminate the lingering elements from the recent fire in your house. We can clean up the soot damage, remove the harsh odor often left behind, and prepare interior areas of your home for remodeling or replacement by a residential contractor.

A fire in your home is rarely something that a homeowner can deal with on their own. Our SERVPRO of Cumberland, Morgan & White Counties fire restoration specialists is standing by to help you overcome any of the effects fire has on your home. Give SERVPRO a call 24/7 at (931) 250-5333.

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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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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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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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We Eliminate Odors from Mold Damage in Crossville at the Source

11/3/2017 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation We Eliminate Odors from Mold Damage in Crossville at the Source Our professional team uses the latest technology to detect where the hidden mold is coming from in your home.

SERVPRO Can Remediate Mold Infestations And Odors From Your Crossville Home

Odors can often be among the most troubling parts of a mold colony in your home. Some types of mold emit strong, foul or musty odors that can persist for months or years after the mold dies off. Less experienced mold remediation companies sometimes leave smells behind as a telling indicator of past damage in the area. SERVPRO makes a point to eliminate all odors that result from mold damage in Crossville, using our detailed inspections data and specially-designed equipment to find the odor's source and eliminate it.

Finding the Source

In most cases, the origin of these foul smells in your home should be centered around the physical, visible mold damage in your Crossville home. However, this may not be the only offending spot: there could be additional mold patches in other parts of the area, collections of odorous particles in or near air vents, or additional unnatural odors in the home. We find the source of these smells using our state-of-the-art inspection and detection equipment, which includes devices such as water sensors and thermohygrometers to find additional sources of smell and odor.

Removing the Odors

Just knowing where the smell is coming from is not very useful unless you also have a plan to remove the odor from the area. SERVPRO uses industrial-strength fogging machines to distribute an even, far-reaching deodorizing fog that seeks out and neutralizes odor-causing particles in the air and your home's materials.

Preventing Future Problems

Our mold remediation service is designed to be thorough so that you should have as little chance as possible at suffering another mold infestation in the future. By eliminating sources of excess water, removing and sanitizing visible mold growth, and filtering spores from the air, we help to stop future problems before they ever get an opportunity to start growing.

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SERVPRO of Cumberland, Morgan & White Counties is available around the clock, every day of the week to respond to your call for help. If your home may have signs of mold damage, call us at (931) 250-5333.

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Professional Water Removal in Crossville

10/22/2017 (Permalink)

Water Damage Professional Water Removal in Crossville Whether it's your hot water heater or other appliance that leaked, water damage feeds dormant mold spores in your home. Contact SERVPRO to prevent.

SERVPRO Technicians Investigate to Find ANY and ALL Hidden Pockets of Water Before Secondary Damage Spreads Through Your Home

Water can be difficult to remove from all areas of your Crossville home. Investing in professional help to be certain it is evacuated completely is an investment you will not regret. The average homeowner does not own the equipment or the skills to complete the job easily, but we have both available 24 hours a day.
 
The destructive action of water can be hard to imagine since we also rely upon it daily for drinking and cleansing. When it collects inside your home because of plumbing leaks, negligence, or natural disasters like flooding it is urgent to find a Crossville professional for fast water removal. Our work crews are familiar with efficient methods to get the water out and finish the task with proper drying strategies.
 
Building materials make water removal harder as they absorb the moisture and allow it to pool up in hard to locate recesses. SERVPRO technicians respond to these challenges with training in accurate moisture measurement and technological advances like scanners that help us detect areas where water hides. It is relatively straightforward to pump out and use vacuum extractors to attack visible standing water after a water heater bursts, for example. Quickly responding to this acute problem resolves the situation without much additional work.
 
If the heater slowly leaked over a period of time instead, the water may have seeped into the cells of a cinder block wall or collected between the subfloor and the vapor barrier to your crawl space. Removing that water is trickier but just as necessary because otherwise it deteriorates your home’s foundation and creates the optimum environment for mold growth if it remains for several days. Our SERVPRO crews are educated in the characteristics of water intrusions from many sources and use their skills and experience to find and eradicate all the moisture.
 
Our focus is on restoration, not demolition and replacement, so expect persistence and creativity from SERVPRO as we search for and release hidden pockets of water. We may use long wands to suction water out of areas between walls or drill small holes at the bottom of walls to release trapped moisture. Throughout the process, we plan for the least disruptive way to accomplish the most good and follow that lead.
 
SERVPRO of Cumberland, Morgan & White Counties is eager to assist with your water removal needs. Call (931) 250-5333 to arrange for a professional evaluation.
 
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Cleaning and Drying Commercial Water Damage in Crossville

10/12/2017 (Permalink)

Commercial Cleaning and Drying Commercial Water Damage in Crossville Call SERVPRO in Crossville for Commercial Carpet Cleaning After Water Damage to Your Business

Count on SERVPRO to Minimize Your Business Downtime After Water Intrusion

Flooding can shut down a Crossville business for a day or much longer. If there is an excessive amount of water, the time needed to repair and restore can take over a week.

Commercial water damage affects Crossville businesses differently. The type of business determines how SERVPRO performs specific tasks and if the emphasis is on removal or cleaning. For a warehouse operation, drying the floors and lowering the interior humidity is the essential points. For a child care center, we place more initial emphasis on the cleanliness and safety of the facility.
 
Carpets and the floor pads used to protect from falls trap a significant amount of water within and underneath them. Once we remove any standing water, our next step is to dry out not just the carpets and pads, but the floor underneath. This service does depend on the amount of water, its cleanliness, and the cost-effectiveness of restoring rather than replacing.
 
To reduce the disruption to the business, we prefer lifting an entry and exit point for both and then using a series of air movers to force warm, dry air under the floor covering and across the concrete surface underneath.
 
Those are not the only items we check for water and rot. Drywall is very vulnerable when it becomes wet. If too water-logged, a panel can crumble at a touch or fall apart in the hands of someone trying to remove it. If the drywall is not too wet, technicians can dry it using air movers and box fans. We place the first devices to blow warm, dry air over the damp surface; adjusting the temperature and airflow speed against the amount of moisture trapped inside. The airflow forces moisture out of the affected panel and carries it in the direction of the box fan to blow it outside of the structure. Small holes can be drilled to inject circulating air to enhance the drying time.
 
For both drywall and floors, water damage also brings the potential threat of mold. In a childcare business, we recommend spraying every surface with an anti-fungal cleaner. In the case of carpets, allow SERVPRO technicians to use an anti-bacterial shampoo to ensure their cleanliness.
 
For some businesses, merely reopening the doors is not enough. SERVPRO of Cumberland, Morgan & White Counties understands that customer service sometimes means customer protection as well. We have decades of experience to help take care of every business, no matter how small their customers may be. Call us today at (931) 250-5333.

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Tracking Excess Moisture After Flood Damage in Crossville

10/2/2017 (Permalink)

Storm Damage Tracking Excess Moisture After Flood Damage in Crossville Hidden Moisture After Flooding in Crossvile Calls for SERVPRO Inspection and Abatement

SERVPRO Uses Measuring Devices for On-Going Flood Damage Scoping

Floods are often among the most difficult disasters to clean up thanks to their far-reaching and costly consequences. Floodwaters in Crossville can seep into the deepest nooks and crannies of your home, causing severe structural damage over time.

Finding hidden pockets of moisture and liquid water is equally important as repairing the initial effects of flood damage in your Crossville home, as these pockets may go undetected for years at a time until their effects are so pronounced as to be impossible to ignore. SERVPRO technicians are armed with an array of tools to help find pockets of moisture in your home and determine for certain whether or not the environment is stable.

Moisture Sensors
Hand-held moisture sensors are used in Crossville flood damage jobs by our technicians to find pockets of moisture hidden in walls, floors, and furniture. Even after our thorough drying process, some moisture can remain, and these devices allow us to hunt down and eliminate the last vestiges of water in your home. Once we find signs of moisture in an area, our technicians then create a plan to address the problem, be it a simple air-drying solution or more thorough drying process involving the best technology SERVPRO has to offer.
 
Moisture Meters
Moisture meters are used on wet materials to determine exact moisture contents of the material. Using this data, we can plot out moisture patterns across the room and determine our approach to the solution. These devices are critical for the successful implementation of air movers, devices that create powerful wind currents in a specific direction and pattern.
 
Thermohygrometers
Thermo-hygrometers are used both for tongue twisters and to measure atmospheric conditions in your home. These devices allow us to pinpoint exact readings of temperature and humidity, providing valuable information on how effective our dehumidification process is. Keeping track of humidity is essential, as higher readouts may lead to oxidation of metals and allow for mold growth.
 
SERVPRO of Cumberland, Morgan & White Counties is ready around the clock to respond to calls for help from residents. Call us as soon as possible at (931) 250-5333.

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Mold Damage Remediation You Can Trust in Crossville

9/25/2017 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation Mold Damage Remediation You Can Trust in Crossville Mold can damage many things like walls in your home. Contact SERVPRO when you first see or smell mold for best results.

SERVPRO Technicians Find the Mold Infestation Cause Before Finishing Remediation

Our community has a modern history stretching back over 200 years. If your historic home sustains water damage that goes unheeded, you may be facing microbial growth that damages the structure of your dwelling and causes an unpleasant smell that pervades your interior. Although only a medical professional can make the connection, individuals with sensitivity to high mold levels can suffer health effects where growth is ongoing.
 
Trust the abatement of mold damage in your Crossville home to a restoration company that seeks out and uses only research-based methods to contain and remove mold. We use protocols developed by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) when remediating a mold outbreak in your home.
 
A key component of the EPA approach is containment throughout the process. SERVPRO offers homeowners state of the art negative pressure air scrubbers to vent the area affected. High-efficiency HEPA filters catch moldy particles, and we also drape the space with the colonies with heavy-duty plastic sheeting to limit reintroduction of the mold into other areas of the home as much as possible.
 
Once contained, the moldy material is removed. If the colonies infest porous surfaces, the SERVPRO crew may have to remove some structures as well. If we are not certain all of the mold is gone, we risk immediate reinfection. The mold and attached materials must be discarded according to local hazardous waste regulations. SERVPRO is familiar with that procedure.
 
We then apply professional antimicrobials to surfaces to reduce the possibility of regrowth. HEPA filtered vacuums remove additional debris. We replace materials removed and complete finishing touches like painting or finishing new wood surfaces. As we get closer to the finish, we make certain the moisture source that fueled the mold damage is located and eliminated. Minimizing moisture is the only way to avoid mold growth.
 
The last step is to use deodorization techniques if an unpleasant smell lingers. Cover-ups are ineffective. SERVPRO odor elimination specialists work through a range of methods until one works. The strategies range from a thorough cleaning to technologies like thermal fogging or hydroxyl generators.
 
SERVPRO of Cumberland, Morgan & White Counties has trained technicians and professional equipment to remediate mold in your home. Call (931) 250-5333 for a consultation if you suspect spores are reproducing. The integrity of your home’s structure and healthy indoor air quality depend upon it.

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Professional Water Damage Solutions in Crossville

9/11/2017 (Permalink)

Water Damage Professional Water Damage Solutions in Crossville If your washing machine, dishwasher or other equipment breaks and sends a great amount of water onto your floors, it's time to quickly call SERVPRO.

Our Certified and Equipped SERVPRO Technicians are Standing by Ready to Dry Out Your Property After an Event

Water has the regrettable ability to damage everything, including the structure, fixtures, and contents of your Crossville property. It also does its harm fast, hardly allowing for a homeowner to make rational decisions about how to respond before secondary damages begin to mount up as well. We have experience in water damage response second to none, with our local franchise supported by a nationwide network of industry leaders.
 
You have the misfortune of watching as your washing machine discharged over 30 gallons of soapy and dirty water across your laundry room floor. Quick action is critical to keep this water damage in Crossville limited in scope within your home. A water damage response team dispatched to your location takes control of the situation readily, working with you and opening a line of communication with your insurance company to minimize your out of pocket costs.
 
Our SERVPRO crew begins the job with powerful extraction equipment designed to rid the laundry room of water swiftly. The water involved is gray, or slightly contaminated, and we discard it according to local rules. A crew member uses probes to assess the moisture levels in the flooring as others make sure to gauge the extent of any leakage into other levels or rooms of your home. We establish drying goals and position and turn on air movers and dehumidifiers to achieve those targets.
 
We look to see if water leaked through the floor or down a wall into another room. If so, crew members make efforts to clear out that moisture as well. Simply hoping that the water will dry up of its own volition is a mistake as drywall and ceiling tiles saturated with moisture become incubators for microbial activity and risk disintegration, bulging, and staining. Anywhere the water moved is assessed and drying goals assigned, with regular checks of moisture levels for determining when the equipment finishes the tasks.
 
Keep in mind that immediate action to resolve the water damage is typically required for your claims to be approved by an insurance company. All effects of the washer overflowing need to be mitigated in a responsible and timely way. Making a claim later for damage done now will likely be denied. We help you develop a record and document the steps you and SERVPRO took to restore your property to the condition enjoyed before the washing machine failed.
 
Any water damage event large or small is within the scope of services offered by SERVPRO of Cumberland, Morgan & White Counties. A call to (931) 250-5333 sends out an experienced team shortly, with all the skills and equipment needed to restore your premises.

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