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We Can Handle Any Size Water Damage Disaster That Occurs In Your Sparta Medical Facility

6/10/2019 (Permalink)

Commercial We Can Handle Any Size Water Damage Disaster That Occurs In Your Sparta Medical Facility Give us a call anytime at (931) 250-5333.

Cleanup After Water Damage In Your Sparta Medical Facility

Medical facilities and specialty clinics exist throughout Sparta to offer residents a focused niche of care and healing. With so many locals that depend on the availability of this business, it is not surprising to entrust your building to the care of more than just experienced custodians. When water loss incidents occur, the effects can often spread too quickly for conventional cleaning and drying approaches to be effective enough. The result is moisture ridden areas that exist out of sight and can continually provide worsening conditions for both your facility and those that use it.

Water cleanup in your Sparta medical building is one of the first steps that our professionals must take. With effective management of this situation, we can often work around the affected areas to contain the damaging symptoms and allow your business to keep its doors open while we work to restore and mitigate your loss. Our SERVPRO professionals have a fast response to these loss incidents, arriving with the full measure of our recovery and mitigation equipment.

For cleanup, we want to ensure that even worse conditions do not develop. It is important to not only address potential contamination and germs that could exist, especially in the medical facility, but there are also secondary effects like mold growth to consider as well. We have advanced SERVPRO-developed cleaning agents and antimicrobial sprays that can help to prevent mold colonization and help to disinfect and clean damaged areas of your building as quickly as possible as well.

An important aspect of preventing the situation from spreading to new areas, patient rooms, and designated areas of the hospital with expensive or advanced technology and equipment, is powerful extraction tools. Our SERVPRO professionals have multiple options for removing standing water from tile and carpeted areas of your facility, from our wet-vacs with extraction wands to our truck-mounted pump options for efficient removal at a rate of 300 psi.

Your patients and staff all depend on a fully functioning medical facility, and when water loss situations occur, this can be challenging to produce. Our SERVPRO of Cumberland, Morgan & White Counties team works around the clock to keep your doors open if possible and overcome all of the damaging effects of this water loss incident. Give us a call anytime at (931) 250-5333.

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If Your Crossville Dental Practice Experiences A Fire, Our Professionals Can Help!

4/30/2019 (Permalink)

Commercial If Your Crossville Dental Practice Experiences A Fire, Our Professionals Can Help! Give us a call at (931) 250-5333, and we can send a professional team out to your office today.

Mitigating Commercial Fire Damage In A Crossville Dental Practice

Working in a historic building has its quirks, especially when dealing with adapting modern electrical fixtures in an older building. One faulty light fixture is all it takes to cause commercial fire damage in the waiting area of your private practice, and it can be challenging to ascertain how long it can take before you can get back to work. Foul smoke odors are off-putting enough, but potentially corrosive soot can damage finishes on wood and electronics if left alone.

If an electrical mishap in a historic building causes commercial fire damage in your Crossville dental practice, the experts at SERVPRO are prepared to save the day. Within hours of your initial call, we can have a team come in to mitigate damage and leave your waiting room looking pristine, “Like it never even happened.”

The first step in addressing odor from any fire is to eliminate soot and residues from surfaces. Our SERVPRO team is equipped with EPA-registered disinfectants that can clean dry soot on surfaces before it can corrode items, especially those with plastic or metal components, in your waiting room. We can also clean the soot out of your vents with agitating tools such as augers, brushes, and air whips, in conjunction with portable vacuums, to prevent the spread of smoke odors throughout your office.

The next step after thorough manual cleaning of surfaces is eliminating odors on a particle level. We have several tools to combat this, from the HEPA air scrubber with a filter that can absorb 99.97% of airborne particles, odors, and gases with an activated carbon and potassium permanganate filter; to the thermal fogger, which emits a solvent-based mist of deodorizers that bind with odor particles to wipe out odors.

SERVPRO of Cumberland, Morgan & White Counties is prepared to answer your call 24/7 and ensure that your commercial facilities are restored after a disaster. Give us a call at (931) 250-5333, and we can send a professional team out to your office today.

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You Can Count Our Our Skilled Specialists After Your Crossville Clinic Experiences Flood Damage

3/11/2019 (Permalink)

Commercial You Can Count Our Our Skilled Specialists After Your Crossville Clinic Experiences Flood Damage Whenever disaster strikes, give our SERVPRO of Cumberland, Morgan & White Counties rapid response team a call at (931) 250-5333.

Roof Damages Can Flood Exam Rooms Of Your Crossville Clinic

Your Crossville clinic has expensive equipment and tools used to help treat and diagnose the patients that you see throughout the week. With only one severe weather incident, however, the structural integrity of the clinic’s roof can become compromised and allow moisture penetration. With the right level of damage to this critical defense, torrential rainfall and runoff can flow into your building unabated and find its way into examination rooms and office areas of your clinic.

One of the greatest concerns for flood damages in your Crossville medical facility is the inability to continue serving the community while these effects get restored by qualified professionals. Our SERVPRO professionals understand the severity of the situation and can help by responding fast to these emergencies with the advanced tools designed to dry up and clean the damaged areas quickly to get your doors open again to the patients you serve.

Another concern with spreading flood damages is the effect that this moisture can have on sensitive devices and equipment used to diagnose and treat patients that come into your facility. Our SERVPRO team can help with this by setting our Contents Department on the vital task of pack-outs for at-risk contents of your clinic to reduce this risk. These items can get stored safely in our warehouse after drying, and restoration work on the individual items has occurred as needed.

With a fast response to the emergency, there are many areas of your facility that can remain intact after thorough drying efforts from efficient equipment like our high-velocity air movers, dehumidifiers, and our injectidry system that can get used on wall cavities, ceiling materials, and flooring. We can use our moisture detection equipment and thermal imagery to identify lingering moisture that requires further drying efforts to ensure that we have eliminated dampness to avoid costly secondary effects like mold growth.

While you cannot predict when roof damage can allow flooding in your facility, you can prepare by knowing which restoration team can get there quickly with the expertise and equipment to help. Whenever disaster strikes, give our SERVPRO of Cumberland, Morgan & White Counties rapid response team a call at (931) 250-5333.

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Sparta Business Owners Count on SERVPRO for Rapid Water Damage Removal and Restoration

1/21/2019 (Permalink)

Commercial Sparta Business Owners Count on SERVPRO for Rapid Water Damage Removal and Restoration SERVPRO Can Preserve and Clean Wood Flooring in Sparta Commercial Buildings

Water Damage to Your Commercial Property in Sparta

Dealing with water damage is not a pleasant experience. Whether water invaded your business as the result of a storm, a leaky roof or fire sprinklers going off, the result can be quite overwhelming. Recovering your commercial property and bringing it back to par is incredibly important as is working as quickly as possible to avoid further damage and any related loss of income.

Water damage to your commercial property in Sparta can spark many different situations, and at SERVPRO we are ready to help you through them. Very often, our business owners are very concerned with salvaging as much of their establishment as possible, as it represents a significant investment for their business. When there is water damage to your floors, walls, and ceiling, it is important to reach out to our team because we are specially trained to treat each surface individually to attain the best possible results.

If your property has hardwood floors, you may be in luck. Hardwood tends to stand up to moisture better than softwoods when affected by water, and the restoration process can be smoother than with other surfaces. When our SERVPRO team comes into your commercial property with the goal of extracting, drying and recovering it, you can observe that the treatment of your hardwood floors will focus on preventing warping or buckling from becoming permanent. The extent of the damage is determined by how long the floor was soaked and the volume of the water. This is why we can work quickly to begin the drying process, even if the service to restore your hardwood floor to ideal moisture levels takes some days.

Bear in mind that even when our SERVPRO team arrives with the equipment necessary to encourage airflow underneath the floor and speed up the drying process, there may be instances where the floor may not be salvageable. This may be the case if your floor is made of veneer and the veneer separates itself from the subfloor, or if the exposure to water was prolonged. Natural wood floors can often survive a good soaking, but laminates are typically tossed.

Aside from keeping your commercial property as safe as possible, it is important that you reach out to our SERVPRO of Cumberland, Morgan & White Counties as soon as possible after you discover the water damage. Our number, (931) 250-5333, is answered 24/7 so we can begin the recovery process as soon as we receive your call, which may make all the difference in protecting your investment.

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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