Recent Water Damage Posts

Celebrate Sparta’s Most Outstanding Citizens

12/14/2020 (Permalink)

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Attend Sparta’s Third Annual Chamber Awards Dinner

Over the past three years, the Sparta-White County Chamber of Commerce has hosted an annual awards dinner honoring outstanding members and other community residents. This year the event lasts from 6 to 8:30 PM on January 28th and is being held at the Duck Pond Manor, located at 665 Duck Pond Rd. in Sparta. Some important reminders about the event are:



You are required to RSVP to 931-836-3552 or through the Chamber’s website if you plan to attend

Admission fees are $35/individual and $250/table of eight

The activity features a guest speaker, award presentations, and a fine meal



Your neighborhood SERVPRO of Cumberland, Morgan & White Counties is proud to announce this civic awards night. We would also like to remind local homeowners to always remain vigilant against potential water damage. If you ever do suspect that you have an issue and need a professional home inspection or water damage mitigation work done, call us at (931) 250-5333.



Enjoy Relaxing Fall Music Right Here In Crossville

11/18/2020 (Permalink)

van outside building We hope to see you at the Crossville amphitheater!

Chill Out This Fall With Free Outdoor Concerts In Crossville

There is nothing quite like music to lift the spirits and create a lively atmosphere. Crossville residents can enjoy the strains of free music drifting throughout the downtown area this fall, thanks to a series of outdoor concerts.

On Friday, 20 November, residents and visitors alike can enjoy the calming tones of Melissa Ellis. Melissa brings an unforgettable blend of jazz, blues, and soul to every performance, creating a vibe reminiscent of jazz's golden age. If you would like to experience her voice for yourself:
 
    •    Join Melissa at the Crossville amphitheater (in front of the library) on 20 November.
    •    Bring your own chair to sit on!
    •    Tickets are free – just show up on the night.
    •    The show starts at 7 PM.

SERVPRO of Cumberland, Morgan & White Counties understands that outdoor venues are more at risk from the elements than indoor ones. Any outdoor venue concerned about water removal can call us at (931) 250-5333.

What Areas of a Finished Basement Can Get Ruined by Standing Water?

9/10/2020 (Permalink)

Interior flooded basement flooring of laundry room Basements are easy areas for water damage to occur. SERVPRO can make it, "Like it never even happened."

Many Crossville Homes have Finished Basements, but This is Also the Most Likely Area for Water Disaster Pooling 

The basement level of Crossvillehomes has always been a point of entry for water from the outside. Even without the continued threat of flooding that some homeowners face, the nature of water to find the path of least resistance often directs flow to the lowest levels of your property to begin pooling. With a finished basement, standing water can become a considerable threat that should get addressed by experienced water restoration companies like our SERVPRO team.  

After several of the house's materials and structural elements become exposed, water damage repair for Crossville properties becomes a necessary recovery element. Several materials in your basement could show almost immediate signs of damage. 

What Areas of the House Get Damaged After Water intrusions in the Basement? 

  • Drywall – Gypsum is highly porous, allowing it to absorb water and degrade in as little as 24 hours. These materials must often get cut out and discarded where damp areas exist.  
  • Carpeting – Carpeting is also highly absorbent, though drying is often possible when prolonged exposure has not occurred. The padding underneath must often get replaced.  
  • Wood Framing – Beyond the drywall lies wood framing that, while semi-porous, can still absorb moisture and become compromised after only a few days. Into the demolition of the wall systems, we can identify what framing needs replaced.  
  • Insulation – Insulation vacuums often remove saturated material within wall systems. These materials are rarely worth salvaging.  
  • Fixtures – When you have converted the basement into a lounge for the house or a sport's den, fixtures like a bar and stools can also become damaged when water gets beyond the finish.  

We have contractors to help repair and recover your property after a water loss. Give our SERVPRO of Cumberland, Morgan & White Counties team a call today at (931) 250-5333. 

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Does My Tile Floor in my Crossville Home Need to Come Up After Water Damage?

7/18/2020 (Permalink)

Close up of water flooding on living room parquet floor in a house They arrive quickly and make the water loss in local properties “Like it never even happened.”

SERVPRO Techs Arrive Quickly And Use Their Professional Equipment To Save Your Crossville Home!

The kitchen is one of the most likely areas in a Crossville home to receive damage from water due to the number of appliances and supply lines in the room. When this happens, cleanup effort must begin as rapidly as possible to:
    •    Halt the migration of water within the home
    •    Limit loss to flooring
    •    Inhibit the possibility of musty odors and mold issues later

If your tile floor did not allow seepage to the subfloor underneath and the seal on the grout remains intact, there is a good chance the restoration of your kitchen may occur with the tile left in place.

What is the Best Way to Cleanup Water Damage in My Kitchen?

When a water damage event occurs in your Crossville kitchen, the water migrates rapidly under toe kicks on cabinets, baseboards, and under heavy appliances. If any of this water gets left behind, it can lead to other issues such as deterioration of the building materials and other secondary issues that can lead to further cost to address in the future. SERVPRO techs have extraction equipment that works on any type of flooring and have the power to lift away even deeply embedded moisture. The more water that gets removed lessens the time needed for drying. Before SERVPRO arrives, you can hasten the process by:
    •    Using mops or towels to absorb the water  
    •    Turning off the water if the loss is from a pipe break
    •    Move kitchen chairs and tables out of the area if it is safe for you to do so

SERVPRO of Cumberland, Morgan & White Counties has certified technicians ready to respond 24/7 at (931) 250-5333. They arrive quickly and make the water loss in local properties “Like it never even happened.”

How Can I Save My Linoleum Floor After My Dishwasher Leaked?

6/10/2020 (Permalink)

woman watching suds and water overflow from dishwasher Dishwashers are a frequent source of water damage. Inspect your dishwasher often for sign of leaks.

Your SERVPRO Water Damage Professionals in Crossville Have the Answers You Need to Restore Your Kitchen Floor 

Making sure you have a dishwasher in good working conditions is essential to avoid leakage or flooding issues. But accidents occur in the best of times. If your dishwasher flooded onto your kitchen linoleum floor in your Crossville home, read the following. 

Why is a rapid response necessary? 

Moving fast is always essential in any damaging water event in your Crossville residence. Having the professionals at SERVPRO handle a spill caused by a dishwasher leak means getting your kitchen back to order quickly and proficiently.  

  • Water can migrate under places such as the toe-kick of cabinets requiring water extraction. 
  • The substrate can become damaged, requiring the linoleum to be pulled up and replaced.
  • Ceiling repair may be necessary, depending on the location of the dishwasher. 

How Is Water Damage to Linoleum Flooring Handled? 

Because water losses can be vastly different; there are several steps SERVPRO takes to ensure you get the best service possible for your unique situation. These actions include: 

  • Calling the water damage emergency contact
  • An inspection and water damage assessment to your linoleum flooring and cabinets
  • Water removal or extraction as needed
  • Drying and dehumidifying using air movers and dehumidifiers
  • Cleaning and repairing flooring if needed
  • Restoration – “Like it never even happened.” 

Our team of experts provides the professional equipment needed for water removal or extraction, drying, and any cleanup or repair needed to have your linoleum floor looking as good as new. There is no need to try and take care of the problem by renting equipment only to have to call in the experts in the end. Let us take care of your problem and relieve your stress. 

Contact SERVPRO of Cumberland, Morgan, & White Counties at (931) 250-5333 for quality water damage service that is Faster To Any Size Disaster. 

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What Is the Best Choice for Extraction and Drying of My Crossville Home?

5/7/2020 (Permalink)

pooling water on living room floor Water damage happens and when it does, SERVPRO is available and ready to restore your home.

Our SERVPRO Team Has Hundreds of Drying and Recovery Tools to Restore Your Crossville Home After a Water Loss Efficiently 

Removing any standing water from your home after a loss incident can be insurmountable without a variety of tools and machines designed for efficient extraction. Many property owners in Crossville have come to rely on the fast and confident response of our SERVPRO team to help with the extraction and drying that their homes need after a loss incident. 

With water removal for Crossville homes, especially, the right decision about extraction can be the difference in loftier costs and the irreparable damage that can occur in your home and to your belongings. Extraction and drying rely on the skills of our technicians, as well. Each of our responding technicians has accreditations through the Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC) in Water Restoration (WRT), and many have additional training in Applied Structural Drying (ASD) as well. 

Can I Extract Water from My Crossville Home on My Own? 

In a short and direct answer for DIY extraction, there are times that you can do. The trouble with picking and choosing when it is appropriate leaves much of this work up to interpretation. Choosing to address standing water on your own can allow for several potential concerns in your house, including: 

  • Unseen Water 

One of the biggest concerns with DIY extraction is not knowing where all of the water is. Many materials are highly absorbent, which means that even a seemingly localized incident can have spread through porous materials to new areas of the property. 

  • Missing Equipment 

Another concern that homeowners should have when addressing water losses in their house is their lack of cutting-edge equipment. In extraction alone, our SERVPRO professionals can choose between submersible pumps, vacuums, truck-mount extractors, and several specialty wands to remove both surface and trapped water.

  • Unskilled Approaches 

Consistent threats develop like lingering moisture without a full working knowledge of how to restore a damaged residence after water damage. Unchecked and undried, damp pockets that could not get reached with conventional drying can facilitate the growth of mold. 

What Tools Should Get Used for Removing Water in Crossville? 

Our restoration professionals have many tools at their disposal for handling surface and trapped water throughout your house. Depending on the situation and severity, our team can choose among: 

  • Wet Vacuums 

Wet vacuums can handle pooling water within a few inches in-depth, and can also be the foundational machine for many of the attachments like carpet wands. 

  • Submersible Pumps

Submersible pumps are a versatile tool that is ideal for standing clean water in your home like a broken plumbing pipe or malfunctioning appliances. 

  • Trash Pumps

Gas-powered trash pumps are an excellent choice for any standing water that might include debris, or when a more powerful tool might be necessary. Gas-powered pumps can outperform electric submersibles in many situations. 

Are There Special Tools for Removing Water from Materials in Crossville?  

Addressing surface water is one concern, but taking water trapped inside of materials is another entirely. Our professionals can use many specialized tools to remove and evaporate this water before it binds to the molecular composition of materials like flooring and drywall to cause irreparable water damage. Some of these specialty tools include: 

  • Positive Pressure System

By drilling small holes behind a removed baseboard, we can have a minimalistic approach to evaporating moisture and dampness in wall cavities. This plan is only useful when structural damage has not occurred. 

  • Carpet Wands 

Carpeted floors can quickly become compromised by standing water, but carpet wands pull moisture trapped in the fibers and padding beneath it. These attachments can get attached to truck-mount pumps or other extraction devices. 

  • Insulation Vacuum 

When portions of drywall get removed due to exposure, it is a likelihood that the insulation behind it has become compromised as well. We have an insulation vacuum to quickly and thoroughly remove wet and damaged material to improve the efficiency of drying. 

When Has Crossville Water Damage Become Too Much to Restore?  

Before the water damage mitigation in Crossville work has started, our project manager and crew chief walk through the residence with a customer to determine the extent of the damage and the ideal approach to restore it. One of the advantages of choosing SERVPRO is our in-house residential contractors who can help with controlled demolition and full-scale build back. 

You need fast and reliable assistance for extraction and drying after substantial losses that can leave standing water in your home. Our SERVPRO of Cumberland, Morgan & White Counties team can help 24/7 by calling (931) 250-5333.

We Act Fast In Crossville After A Water Loss

3/13/2020 (Permalink)

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

Water Removal Crossville – Frost Proof Faucet Leaked

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

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

Leaking Frost Proof Faucets

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

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

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

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

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Call Our Experts When You Need Water Damage Restoration Services

2/4/2020 (Permalink)

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

Using Restoration Equipment for Water Damage in Crossville

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Our Water Damage Professionals Discuss The Complex Calculations Necessary For Water Removal In Crossville

11/23/2019 (Permalink)

water damage from leak We’re Faster to Any Size Disaster.

The Complex Calculations Necessary for Successful Water removal from Affected Crossville Properties

For water removal to be considered successful, it must be completed promptly and reach all areas with excess moisture. Various decisions are necessary, to achieve such results, including:

    •    Determining the type of extractor to use
    •    The number of equipment to have on-site
    •    The size of some equipment such as dehumidifiers
    •    How long the equipment might be needed on site

Some calculations are necessary to manage these crucial aspects of water removal when restoring Crossville properties. What complicates the process is the lack of standard figures to use. For example, estimating the amount of standing water to pump out may be difficult even when you know the GPH, gallons per hour, the pumps you have can move. Our SERVPRO technicians use the depth of standing water and the total area covered to determine the time the process might take. Our extensive experience also helps us factor in additional issues such as the incline angle.

Determining the amount of standing water in a property does not tell the whole removal story since some of the water soaks into porous and semi-porous materials around the property. Removing such water happens through evaporation. Our SERVPRO technicians estimate the total surface area of wet materials to determine the number of air movers and dehumidifiers necessary for timely removal. Our drying goal also determines the size of dehumidifiers to use and equipment layout within the property.

The time taken to restore the wet property is not just a matter of convenience to the homeowner. Taking too long can lead to secondary problems developing within the property. Mold can start to develop in periods as short as 48 hours, so diminishing the levels of moisture before the period passes helps. Using centrifugal air movers, which provide higher static pressure for a specific air volume and LGR dehumidifiers, our SERVPRO technicians, can fast track the drying process.

Making the right plans for water removal can be challenging. Call SERVPRO of Cumberland, Morgan & White Counties at (931) 250-5333 to help. We’re Faster to Any Size Disaster.

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Why Professional Knowledge and Equipment are Necessary for Effective Water Removal in Crossville Homes

9/19/2019 (Permalink)

SERVPRO Rubber Ducks on pavement Don't let ducks take up residence inside your home! Call SERVPRO for fast water removal.

Simple Factors That Might Interfere with Water Removal in Your Crossville Home

A wide range of incidents can leave various sections of your Crossville property submerged in water. Whatever incident leads to such an outcome, you have to remove the water fast to save your property from severe damage. Various steps, including extraction and dehumidification, help remove the water. However, some issues can interfere with the water removal process, especially if you do not hire a professional restorer.

Wrong Extraction Equipment

Most of the water removal processes in Crossville require equipment to accomplish. Choosing the wrong equipment can delay the process or even cause unintended damages. For example, when extracting water from the floor, it is essential to choose the right wand for carpeted areas and other materials such as wood. Our SERVPRO teams have both squeegee and carpet wands to ensure we do not damage the surfaces. We also ensure we have the right hose length for maximum efficiency when extracting water because extremely long ones reduce lift efficiency. Short ones, on the other hand, might force unnecessary movement of the equipment.

Saturation

The final stage of water removal involves drying water that soaks into building materials and contents through evaporation. Compared to extraction, the process is 1200 times slower so any minor inefficiency can derail the drying timetable by a significant margin. Evaporation of moisture from materials increases the level of humidity in the surrounding air. After attaining the saturation point, it is not possible to continue drying. Increasing temperature helps air hold more moisture. Our SERVPRO technicians also take other steps, such as using dehumidifiers to extract moisture from the air or venting the saturated air outside the structure.

Moisture Transfer

Apart from stopping the drying process, the saturation of air with moisture can transfer water damage to areas initially unaffected. As the humid air moves to colder areas of your property, it condenses forming water droplets, thus causing wetness in the new areas. Such an outcome is likely if the evaporation rate is higher than the rate of dehumidification. Our SERVPRO technicians do calculations to determine the correct number and placement of air movers and dehumidifiers before starting the drying process.

With the right skills, water removal is more manageable. Call SERVPRO of Cumberland, Morgan & White Counties at (931) 250-5333 to help. We're Faster To Any Size Disaster.

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We Can Handle Any Water Damage Obstacles in Your Sparta Home

8/14/2019 (Permalink)

Water damage needs to be dealt with immediately. Call the professionals at SERVPRO today for remediation assistance.

Water Cleanup Sparta – Frozen Water Pipes

We recently experienced one of the worst cold spells in the history of the state. Our clients are just not prepared for frigid weather that stays below freezing for more than twenty-four hours. A recent client lives in a home that is not well insulated, and the water pipes are in the outside walls of the home. The furnace was running, but it was simply not enough to prevent a frozen pipe from splitting and spraying water inside the wall of the kitchen. She noticed the problem when water began running along the wall and then spreading out over the kitchen flooring.

SERVPRO responded to the water cleanup call from our Sparta facility. The client was calling for help to remove the water and to find the location of the leak. She is a single mother and needed help quickly. She was worried about the potential damage to her home and not having any water to wash dishes and giver her kids a bath. Our dispatcher gave her encouragement and provided suggestions regarding what she can do to mitigate the damage. These steps include:

Turn off the main water intake valve

Mop up water with towels wherever possible

Keep the furnace running; warm air absorbs moisture in cold weather

Remove items from the floor that are wet or could become wet

Place furniture on blocks

Remove wet area rugs from floors

Our SERVPRO team arrived at the client's home and quickly took over. We removed the remaining water and vacuumed the area rugs. Our client has tiled floors so there was minimal damage to the actual floor. However, pillows, papers, and toys were wet and needed to be cleaned and dried. Our technicians brought in a large capacity dehumidifier to remove the remaining moisture from the building.

Finding the frozen pipe presented a significant challenge.

We found the damaged pipe, after opening a portion of the wall in the kitchen. Exposure to the warm air in the home quickly thawed the pipe, and a plumber was able to replace the damaged section of the pipe. Insulation was placed around the pipe, after the area was thoroughly dried, to prevent this situation in the future.

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

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Managing Water Damage in Crossville Homes is Straightforward with a Professional Restoration Company

6/30/2019 (Permalink)

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Let us help you with your list.

Water is essential to human life, but it can cause headaches for homeowners immediately after a water loss incident and in the long run. A burst pipe can cause gallons of water to pool in your living room, bathroom, kitchen, or bedroom. To prevent further damage to your home and contents, you should stop the flow of water by shutting off the main water line. 

If water has pooled in several rooms, cut off the gas and electricity from the main source to prevent electrocution and fire hazards. You should then call a professional restoration company like SERVPRO to help you manage the water damage in your Crossville home. Before beginning the cleanup process, we assess the damage and take photographs that are useful when filing an insurance claim. Our technicians also remove valuable possessions from the affected areas. 

Water can weaken the wooden structures and corrode metal, which could lead to high-priced reconstruction work. Water also weakens the backings of carpets, making them susceptible to wear and tear. Mold growth is the other problem you may deal with after a water loss incident. Organic matter and moisture are the only prerequisites for mold to grow and it can form colonies if no one detects it. We offer an immediate response to water intrusion to prevent additional destruction of the contents of a home and building materials like drywall, hardwood flooring, and carpeting. 

Our knowledgeable Water Restoration Technicians (WRT) can use portable extractors like wet/dry vacuums to remove stagnant water. If a carpeted floor has absorbed the water, we can inspect the carpet and the pad to determine if it is necessary to remove them to protect the subfloor. If removal is unnecessary, our crew can use the right method to clean the carpet based on the soiling level and then deodorize it. 

Our SERVPRO crews also use portable air movers and dehumidifiers to dry the affected areas. Air moving and dehumidification equipment removes water from damaged materials and the indoor environment, speeding up the drying process. Evaporation adds moisture to the air as it is evaporated from saturated materials. Dehumidification removes this moisture from the air. We set up air movers and dehumidifiers to achieve a balanced drying system, meaning that the rate of evaporation is slightly less than or equal to the rate of dehumidification. Sometimes, water damage may not be clear and our crews, therefore, use infrared cameras to inspect and monitor the moisture in building materials. 

Our technicians have the experience to take quick action, get the cleanup and drying process started, and work closely with your insurance company to manage the claims process and paperwork. We can keep you and your insurance firm informed at every step of the cleanup process. 

When you need water cleanup services in Sparta, Fairfield Glade or Lake Tansi, call SERVPRO of Cumberland, Morgan & White Counties to get help. We offer a quick response to any size emergency. You can reach us 24/7/365 at (931) 250-5333. 

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Need Fast Water Restoration Services? SERVPRO is The Company to Call!

5/20/2019 (Permalink)

When water damage emergencies occur, you can count on our SERVPRO team to respond quickly.

Clean Up of Ruined Drywall in Water-Damaged Crossville Homes

For as typical of a construction element that drywall is for Crossville homes, it is also the material most likely to suffer irreparable damage in a disaster. Protecting these elements can be a difficult task after water damage has occurred, but with the right response from trained professionals, mitigation work can get started to better prevent irreversible devastation and destruction of construction materials, contents, and other susceptible areas of the property.

Addressing the effects of a water loss incident on wall construction materials in your Crossville home involves multiple phases that start with water cleanup. With the training and experience of our SERVPRO professionals, we can reach water damaged homes fast to begin our mitigation steps. These approaches get designed and executed to save our customers money and time. Damage assessment and debris removal are an intricate and essential component to full recovery for residences, and this process begins from the moment our technicians arrive at your address.

In a day, drywall can become bloated and distorted to the point of becoming unsalvageable. Not only can this distortion and saturation make drywall too heavy for installation hardware like screws into framing, but it can also begin to erode and degrade the sheetrock material. With this wall material being so porous, it can easily absorb a considerable volume of moisture and water, allowing it to swell and disintegrate after only a brief period. Our professionals must clean up this mess upon our arrival and remove saturated portions of drywall still installed in your house.

Our SERVPRO team must also address protecting unaffected drywall through containment and rapid drying solutions. With the speed that water damage can spread from the source throughout the property, our professionals must work immediately to prevent new materials from becoming saturated.

Cleaning is a vital component to every restoration and recovery project that we undertake, and preparing your home for the reinstallation of new drywall and preventing existing materials from experiencing irreparable damage is part of this preliminary process. Give our SERVPRO of Cumberland, Morgan & White Counties rapid response team a call 24/7 at (931) 250-5333 to make water loss incidents “Like it never even happened.”

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Crossville Suprise Water Damage? Try Calling SERVPRO

3/31/2019 (Permalink)

No Guess Work for Moisture Removal in Crossville Homes Once the Water Is Gone--SERVPRO Checks and Documents

24-Hour Emergency Water Removal Service for Your Crossville Home

Sometimes, life gets busy. Between work, family, and personal obligations, it can be easy to forget about the little things. A forgotten faucet can leave your home with drenched floors in need of water removal when you come home from buying groceries. Cleaning it up on your own can seem like an insurmountable task, and missed spots can lead to mold growth or damage to flooring or subflooring.

This is where our professional team at SERVPRO comes in handy: not only is the stress of water removal for your Crossville home taken off of you, but our technicians can work to preserve your carpeting and flooring and prevent mold growth in your home. For many years, we have specialized in fast response to any size disaster, whether its origin is water, fire, storm, or mold. Our goal is to leave your home like no disaster took place. We're Faster To Any Size Disaster.

In order to remove the water from your home, our professionals can use extractors which are either portable or truck-mounted, depending on the needs of the situation. In most cases, portable extractors are used to remove water before drying can take place. To mitigate damage from wet carpet or flooring, furniture is moved and blocked to minimize contact with water and preserve your furniture.

Once water is extracted, drying can begin. For this process, our technicians use moisture sensors to evaluate what areas need drying. Walls and furniture are also evaluated. Industrial-grade air movers and dehumidifiers are used in tandem to both pull moisture out of surfaces and eliminate it once it's in the air. This increased airflow also accelerates the drying process. The use of dehumidifiers not only absorbs and eliminates moisture from surfaces, but it also prevents the secondary effects of water damage, such as swelling or warping of floors.

SERVPRO of Cumberland, Morgan, and White Counties is proud to provide professional, efficient water removal services. Our emergency service technicians are available 24/7 to help you. Call (931) 250-5333 today and let us know what we can do for you.

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Our Experienced Technicians Will Help You With Restoring Your Crossville Home

2/21/2019 (Permalink)

This water heater tank is leaking and could cause water damage in your home. Our trained technicians will arrive on time 24/7 to assist you.

SERVPRO Combats Water Removal and Deodorization in Crossville Home

When a water heater tank has a seal failure, the result can be anywhere from 20 to 80 gallons of water released into the home. Ideally, the water removal should begin as soon as possible. However, that is not always possible in cases where the water spillage happens when no one is in the home.

One Crossville family needed water removal service after a couple of nights out of town when they came home to find their water heater had expelled large amounts of water throughout their home. Their first call after the insurance company was to SERVPRO to begin the process of extracting the water from the affected areas. Technicians arrived within hours and accessed the damage and formulating the best cleanup methods.

The water was being handled as a gray water level situation because the water had been in the home for at least 24 hours but less than 48 hours. The truck-mounted pumps were used to pull the standing water from the floors and where the carpeting met tile flooring, the weighted extractors pushed the water from deep in the carpet pad for thorough drying.

Only a few furnishings were affected, and they could be raised on blocks and dried in place since only the feet, not the fabrics had been in the water. Air movers were positioned to direct the air up and out of the area while a dehumidifier reduced the moisture to ensure complete drying. Surfaces that were wet needed wiping down with anti-fungal cleaners to ensure mold nor bacteria remained. SERVPRO technicians determined that using a UL fogger as the most effective for deodorizing the hard floors and affected areas to remove the unpleasant odor left behind by the water.

SERVPRO of Cumberland, Morgan & White Counties is available for water removal and emergency service 24-hours a day. Contact us at (931)_ 250-5333 and one of our experienced technicians can help you begin the process of restoring your home to normal.

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How Water Damage Affects Carpets in Your Sparta Home

12/5/2018 (Permalink)

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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Our Water Damage Checklist That Every Homeowner In Sparta Needs

10/10/2018 (Permalink)

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

8/23/2018 (Permalink)

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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Water Removal In Sparta Gets Your Residence Dry Fast

7/5/2018 (Permalink)

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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Using the Right Equipment during Water Damage Restoration in Sparta is Vital

5/18/2018 (Permalink)

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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Why Using the Right Equipment Counts During Water Removal in Sparta

3/31/2018 (Permalink)

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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Water Damage Specialists in Sparta

2/4/2018 (Permalink)

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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Professional Water Removal in Crossville

10/22/2017 (Permalink)

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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Professional Water Damage Solutions in Crossville

9/11/2017 (Permalink)

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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