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How Do Professionals Deal With The Odor After Flood Damage to Your Nashville Home?

4/8/2018 (Permalink)

Storm Damage How Do Professionals Deal With The Odor After Flood Damage to Your Nashville Home? Odors after flooding need to be dealt with right away for best results. Contact SERVPRO after flood damage for best results.

SERVPRO Deals With Lingering Odors Using Multiple Methods

The odor is one of the most significant problems after a flood due to any natural event such as storms or heavy rains. The odor often lingers on long after the water has receded. It takes expertise, skill and the right equipment to get rid of the odor after flood damage.

SERVPRO professional use multiple methods approach to tackle odors after flood damage to your Nashville home. Once they are on your premises, they access the situation and prepare a plan to combat the odor problems. The plan often consists of multiple steps including the following.

Eliminating the source of the odor
One of the first things that go into combating odors is the elimination of the source of the odor itself. A flood can bring with it a ton of things that can stink including sewage, dirt, trash, dead animals and pet waste. The process of odor removal cannot start without eliminating these sources.

SERVPRO Professionals can clean the premises and eliminate anything that can be considered as potential source of the odor.

Using the multiple deodorants
Different type of odors needs a different type of deodorizing techniques. The technicians can use multiple methods to combat odors of different kinds. It is equally important to use different deodorants to combat different types of odors as well.

Masking agents are the chemicals that mask the bad smell by covering it with a pleasant smell. These are excellent to tackle both real and imaginary odors as well. They are often dispensed as beads that release the masking agent over a long time.

Pairing agents are also excellent to tackle odors after flood damage. The technicians use these agents to eliminate real odors. They work by combining with the airborne odor-causing particles and making them fall to the ground. Once on the ground, they can be cleaned up quite quickly.

Ozone is yet another deodorant that can be used by technicians to eliminate odor-causing particle. Ozone, a form of highly reactive oxygen, reacts with the odor-causing molecule and chemically alters it making it odorless.

Call SERVPRO of Madison/ Goodlettsville at (615) 868-5324 today to speak with one of our experts.

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The Fire Damage Experts of Nashville

3/20/2018 (Permalink)

Fire Damage The Fire Damage Experts of Nashville When fires burn contents and building materials, a strong, unpleasant odor can be left behind.

SERVPRO Technicians Can Rid Your Home of Foul Odors after Fire Damage

Sometimes the worst part of a fire taking place inside your Nashville house is the foul odor that exists afterward. Fires burn contents and building materials which create burnt aromas inside a dwelling. Smoke coming from a blaze leaves behind soot residues that also produce malodor particles.

When dealing with foul smells, the two things that take place are odor removal and odor control. SERVPRO's fire damage technicians in Nashville begin with removing items that potentially create odor problems. Sometimes unpleasant aromas get eliminated when burnt items get discarded.

However, many times the smell of smoke still exists after all charred contents and soot residues get removed. If all known sources are not present and pungent odors still exist, then odor control procedures get taken. When attempting to control odors, SERVPRO's restoration team uses multiple methods to solve the problem.

The first step to odor control is chemical containment. If a barrier gets created between the odor's source and the air, then malodor particles cannot vaporize and spread into the building. Many times we accomplish this by spraying deodorizing chemicals on materials that possibly cause the foul smells. The chemicals create a barrier which slows down or stops odor molecules evaporating off of source materials.

Next, we implement vapor control to help restore the structure. The vapor odor control process involves vaporizing deodorant chemicals into the air that counteract foul odor particles. Spraying deodorizing chemicals into the air helps get rid of odor particles that evaporated before source materials got contained.

The last phase of odor control is the thermal fogging process. A thermal fogger heats up deodorant chemicals and causes them to combust. Once combustion takes place, the chemicals get broken down into microscopic particles. Once the deodorants get broken down inside, they then gain the ability to penetrate into any material that smokes has infiltrated.

In many situations not all phases of odor control are necessary. After each phase, we re-assess its effectiveness. For help with unpleasant smells after a fire, call SERVPRO of Madison / Goodlettsville at (615) 868-5324 for help 24/7.  

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When Your Nashville Basement Requires Water Removal Services

3/15/2018 (Permalink)

Water Damage When Your Nashville Basement Requires Water Removal Services SERVPRO Tip--Check Your Nashville Basement to Help Prevent Water Damage

SERVPRO Removes Water and Dampness from Nashville Properties with Expert Crews and Resources

You might surprise yourself to learn how few people spend time in their basement, let alone check on it regularly. For many people, this area of their Nashville home is intended for storage and little else. The trouble with infrequently checking on your basement area is that you might not become immediately aware when something is not right. What might have started out like a damp feeling when you walked into the room has turned quite rapidly into water seeping in through mortar joints, or finding its way in through shared walls between this lower level of your home and its exterior crawl space.
 
One of the unfortunate aspects of rarely checking your lower level for any changes or visually inspecting structural components for wear is the inevitability that these vulnerable areas eventually form. Once water has a clear path through these new penetration points, these sites continue to erode and break away, letting water on the exterior (even underground) quickly find a path to your basement area. At this point, your only real solution for rectifying the situation and restoring your Nashville home from water damage is a professional services.
 
While our SERVPRO technicians get uniquely and specially trained to deal with all manner of water emergencies, locating the source and cause of your disaster is a critical component of a completed job. Our initial assessment maps out the full scope of the damage, but also looks for the points in which water was able to access your home unabated.
 
In many cases, the foundation walls have begun to erode, and the mortar joints are crumbling away from years of pressure. Likewise, your exterior crawlspace can contribute (or even be the entire cause) of basement flooding. Once the source has gotten adequately identified by our SERVPRO professionals, hydraulic cement can be applied to the vulnerable areas of the foundation construction to prevent further water penetration, and processes like crawl space encapsulation can take place. This procedure waterproofs all components of the crawl space surfaces and then covers the entire area in thick 12mm (or thicker) plastic to prevent any moisture or wetness.
 
When you are dealing with a basement that requires water removal services, you can trust the experienced restoration specialists at SERVPRO of Madison / Goodlettsville. You can reach us anytime by calling (615) 868-5324.

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Drying a Shop After Commercial Flood Damage in Nashville

3/14/2018 (Permalink)

Commercial Drying a Shop After Commercial Flood Damage in Nashville If a flooding incident has devastated your commercial space, it is time to contact SERVPRO for remediation and restoration efforts.

Team SERVPRO Arrives With the Skill and Experience to Efficiently Dry Out Your Flooded Business

Flooding is one of the most common natural sources of commercial water damage. The impact of a flood is devastating to businesses. Apart from causing serious damage to the property, production, contents, and ability to trade, flood damage can also affect employees and deliveries that need to get through flood-affected areas to reach consumers. Additionally, it can have long-term repercussions to business turnover, with some businesses even failing to recover.
 
If your shop or other business sustains commercial flood damage in Nashville, SERVPRO technicians can arrive quickly to secure your property and return it to preloss conditions. Our priority is to minimize inventory loss and ensure you get back to business as soon as possible, "Like it never even happened." To do this, we rely on a team of highly trained, IICRC-certified professionals, as well as industry standard tools and techniques.
 
Every commercial flood damage restoration process begins by creating a "drying goal." SERVPRO technicians regularly monitor the drying process to determine whether it is on the right path. The drying goal generally indicates the ideal conditions of the contents and structural materials after completing the cleanup process.
 
Our water damage restoration experts use drier air (which has low humidity) to accelerate the rate of evaporation. An effective drying process calls for a relative humidity of less than 40 percent. However, specific humidity readings tend to be more accurate than measurements for relative humidity. A structure does not need to be dry to reach low relative humidity readings. Comparing the specific humidity in the flood-damaged area to that of an unaffected area can help determine whether the space is dry.
 
SERVPRO flood damage technicians can use moisture readers to measure the moisture levels of wet materials. We use the readings from dry materials as the dry standard, making them a part of our drying goal for the affected areas. We can also establish a drying goal using normal equilibrium moisture content level of materials. This involves measuring moisture content levels of dry materials in everyday situations, and then using these readings as the drying goal.
 
In the event of a flooding emergency at your shop, you may need quick commercial flood damage restoration services. As a part of your community, SERVPRO of Madison / Goodlettsville has highly skilled technicians that provide swift and reliable water damage restoration to the locals and neighboring towns. Call us anytime at (615) 868-5324.

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Handling Mold Damage Found In The HVAC System Of Your Nashville Area Home

2/23/2018 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation Handling Mold Damage Found In The HVAC System Of Your Nashville Area Home Mold damage can cause health effects. SERVPRO of Madison / Goodlettsville can remediate the issue "Like it never even happened."

Found Mold in Your Nashville Home? Contact SERVPRO

Mold can quickly grow anywhere on your Nashville area property, at any time. All it takes is an environment rich with moisture, organic material, and oxygen to present mold with favorable conditions to spread. Your heating, ventilation, and air-conditioning system is no different.

Have your home’s HVAC system inspected by a qualified technician if you have recently experienced water issues or mold damage on your Nashville property. We can inspect your entire ventilation system for existing problems and control mold growth found in your home.

SERVPRO technicians can provide you with the personnel, equipment, and necessary resources to remediate mold growth found in your ventilation system quickly and efficiently restoring the quality of your living environment. Over time, debris can accumulate in the system providing mold with a food source it needs to grow.

Improper maintenance of your drain pan can allow standing water to combine with microbes and the available food source, resulting in mold growth that spreads through your entire home, every time you turn the system on for comfort. Prevent these issues by performing regular maintenance, replacing filters, and applying HVAC-approved mold inhibitors.

SERVPRO can apply EPA-registered disinfectants to your vents, clean and dry the entire system, making adjustments that help reduce existing problems. We can check air intake vents, remove obstacles, and other debris that inhibits normal operations. Our technicians can also make sound suggestions regarding the relative humidity levels found in your home and give you tips on how to control your overall living environment.

We are proud to provide you with lasting solutions to mold problems found on your property. Our technicians take being active members of our community seriously and enjoy doing our part to make our local communities the best they can be.

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Contact SERVPRO of Madison / Goodlettsville for mold damage solutions throughout Edgefield, Inglewood, and Lockeland Springs, 24-hours a day, 7-days a week. We provide IICRC-certified professionals, advanced equipment, and all resources necessary to help you maintain a mold-free home.

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When You Need Water Removal for Your Nashville Clothing Store

2/12/2018 (Permalink)

Commercial When You Need Water Removal for Your Nashville Clothing Store Water damage can quickly ruin inventory, but SERVPRO has the training and equipment to remove water and save your store's contents.

Rely on SERVPRO for Fast Water Removal to Save Your Inventory and Damaged Items

When you are running a Nashville clothing store, you have many customers coming in and out of your store every day. You take a lot of time and energy designing your entire layout of the shop to flow nicely and display all of the pertinent stock right where it can get the desired attention. When a water disaster threatens your clothing store, there is quite a lot on the line to encourage you to remedy the problem quickly. 

When you have an incident occurring in your shop that requires you to need water removal services for your Nashville retail store, you might be overwhelmed with all of the potential problems that this could cause. Immediately you think of the stock that sits on lower lying shelves and racks. Spreading water could easily impact these articles of clothing and ruin them, meaning that you eat the cost you paid the distributor to get the goods now that you can no longer sell them for a profit. 

A significant water event like this is also likely going to impact your ability to keep the store open. Due to potential risks to customers and employees, your hand gets forced to close your doors until the restoration process gets completed. Fortunately, our SERVPRO team does not just use “Faster to any size disaster” as a catchy tagline to our business, it is our commitment to every job that we do. 

With water removal, we have several tools at our disposal to extract pooling water quickly and efficiently. From the portable pumps and wet-vacs for smaller extractions and spot specific tasks to larger truck mounted pumps for higher volumes of water, we have the necessary equipment to pull the water out of the affected area quickly. 

Drying is an important step in the restoration process, and this typically gets accomplished through the use of our air movers. Once this process has gotten completed, we can further assess potential structural damage and work to restore contents of your clothing store that have gotten damaged by the water. 

Running a business is difficult enough without needing water removal services or handling water emergencies on your own. Trust our experienced staff at SERVPRO of Madison / Goodlettsville to help you through any of these emergencies that you might have. You can reach our restoration specialists 24/7 at (615) 868-5324. 

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Combating Mold Damage In Your Nashville Residence

2/9/2018 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation Combating Mold Damage In Your Nashville Residence Say NO to mold infestations and say YES to SERVPRO mold remediation!

Tackle Mold in Your Nashville Home with The Help of SERVPRO

No homeowner is sufficiently prepared for finding mold or fungus growing in livable areas of their Nashville house. While there are undoubtedly several steps that could have been taken before now to try to avoid such an occurrence, nothing is ever full proof, and most people do not consider the possibility of fungal growth until long after it has reared its ugly head.

The trouble with encountering mold damage in your Nashville home extends far beyond the fact that it could cause health effects. In fact, this is often a clear indication of a broader problem with the structural integrity of your home, allowing water to get into areas where it should not be present. Since mold needs moisture and higher temperatures to thrive, there are significant portions of the year in the area where conditions are easily met to accommodate the growth of a colony in your house.

Our SERVPRO IICRC certified remediation specialists have been extensively trained to handle all kinds of mold that might grow in commercial and residential properties. With the right tools and expertise, our team can quickly get to work on the removal of the colonies and the neutralization of active spores trying to spread throughout the affected area to form new colonies and seat more organisms that require removal.

Once our SERVPRO team dons the appropriate personal protective gear, we get to work on quarantining the affected area to prevent the spread of spores. The process ensures that when scrubbers get used to clean the surfaces harboring mold colonies that they do not have an opportunity to spread elsewhere.

Locating the source of the mold problem is an essential step in the remediation process. Finding these vulnerable areas can allow our team to seal off access points that can keep this region of your home drier in the future, successfully helping to prevent future growth.

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Mold in your home is nothing that you want to leave to grow and thrive unabated. It is a problem that demands your attention, and our certified remediation specialists at SERVPRO of Madison / Goodlettsville are here to help whenever you need us. You can call us anytime at (615) 868-5324.

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Fire Damage Restoration Services for Nashville Area Residents

2/1/2018 (Permalink)

Fire Damage Fire Damage Restoration Services for Nashville Area Residents A fire can leave behind extensive damage to your home, but relying on a professional restoration company can save your home from further damage.

Call SERVPRO as Soon as the Fire is Out to Minimize Damages and Items Lost

Any size fire in your Nashville residence can cause extensive damage to your home and take a massive toll on personal property in a variety of ways. To obtain a better understanding of your situation, it can help to understand the recovery process and what an expertly trained restoration technician can do to help.

As flames roar through your Nashville area home, smoke and fire damage gets left in its wake. Your belongings, furniture, and electronics all receive damage while water pipes can burst, electrical wiring and the very structure of your home can become compromised. 

The immediate area of the fire and adjoining rooms receive smoke damage from the fast-moving air that is generated by the fire. Hot ash-ridden plumes of smoke stain every surface in your home, leaving harsh residues and unpleasant odors behind that continually damage items found in your home. 

After firefighters save your home from the fire, it is equally important to contact your insurance company, as well as a company like SERVPRO for help. The longer you wait to begin restoring your home the harsher conditions can become, increasing some of the losses you might experience. 

You need access to someone who can secure your property, control water problems and protect what you have left from outside elements. SERVPRO technicians can help identify existing hazards such as electrical issues or problems like a saggy ceiling or collapsing staircase that may lead to injury or further damage if left unattended.

We can help you assess the extent of damage to your property, using advanced equipment and IICRC certified technicians to present a detailed plan of action regarding your homes recovery. SERVPRO’s cleaning and restoration services can address a variety of problems while also providing you with full-service solutions that return your home to normal. 

SERVPRO of Madison / Goodlettsville has technicians available 24-hours a day, 7-days a week, year-round to answer your call for assistance. We can handle any size restoration job, provide cleaning, deodorization, and restoration services that fit your unique situation, call today. (615) 868-5324

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Flood Damage Restoration Services Nashville Residents Can Trust

1/27/2018 (Permalink)

Storm Damage Flood Damage Restoration Services Nashville Residents Can Trust Flooding in Music City Nashville? Sounds Good to Call SERVPRO!

From Bad Weather to Bad Plumbing, Trust SERVPRO for Cleanup and Restoration of Flooding

Waking up, rising from the warm, cozy bed in your Nashville home, you begin every morning by washing up, getting dressed, and grabbing a cup of soothing, eye-opening coffee. Now just imagine how you would feel if you stepped out of bed, started your shower, waited patiently for hot water to come, and nothing happens.

Many Nashville area homeowners experience flood damage from a burst hot-water heater every year. Not all flooding to a property is a weather-related incident. Waking up to a basement full of cold, icy water, creating a pond in your basement, or a lake in your living area. Problems like this happen more often than you might think and when they occur, you have much more significant problems than not having a hot shower today.

Water leaks and floods that occur in your home should be taken care of as quickly as possible. Never leave a leak like this to wait for you to return from work. Any standing water can ruin most carpeting or flooring, has no problem traveling up your walls, and can damage insulation or even affect the structural integrity of your home if given enough time.  

SERVPRO's IICRC certified technicians use a variety of water extraction and drying equipment to remove water as quickly and efficiently as possible. We help you avoid secondary damages that develop over time such as corrosion, rust, or even mold. If any of these conditions exist, we have experienced technicians available to perform valuable services you can trust to get things right the first time.  

SERVPRO crew members perform all of the moving and handle damaged furniture, appliances, and other household items, providing each with cleaning and drying procedures specific to the material present. Our team understands how valuable your house and personal belongings are and work towards limiting your losses as much as possible throughout the restoration service.
 
SERVPRO of Madison / Goodlettsville is proud to serve members of our local community, helping you get your lives back to normal with minimal disruption or loss. "Like it never even happened." Call us today for additional information or to begin your home's flood damage restoration, today. (615) 868-5324.

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When Water Removal Is Needed for Your Nashville Home

1/15/2018 (Permalink)

Water Damage When Water Removal Is Needed for Your Nashville Home Nashville Homes and Encapsulation Means Mitigated Water Damage--SERVPRO Tip

SERVPRO Can Mitigate Water Damage to Crawlspaces with Encapsulation

With significant weather events happening one after another, sometimes the ground just does not have the opportunity to keep up. Throughout the winter months, this can be apparent through temperature fluctuations which melts snow that fell on Nashville and then couple it with a day or two of steady rains. This combination leaves the ground (which is still reasonably frozen) to become overly saturated and to create flooding situations for homes and businesses in the area.
 
Waterproofing efforts are a great preventative measure, but even most of these are not thorough enough to completely eradicate the possibility of flooding with these conditions. Most Nashville homeowners that require water removal services in these instances have little to no idea what has been done to the foundation to keep water from coming in, let alone critical areas that allow penetration as well, such as crawl spaces against the foundation blocks.
 
It might seem like a great idea to have all of the areas assessed, and new preventative measures taken before catastrophic events take place, but it is usually an afterthought once flooding has already occurred, whether from inclement weather or a broken water main. No matter which side of the natural disaster you might be on, SERVPRO technicians can help you. Our experienced team can assess your current situation and offer options regarding better safeguarding procedures to prevent flooding in the future, or offer water removal services followed by that same assessment.
 
Extracting the water is paramount to preserving the structural integrity of your home and preventing the damage from getting any worse. In many cases, this involves sealing up the sources of the water by using hydraulic cement on the walls where leaks are evident.
 
A common source of moisture and water penetration is the crawl space against the foundation of your home. Our SERVPRO team offers encapsulation of this area, preventing water from getting into this area and forcing its way through the blocks and into the basement or lowest floor of your house.

When the below living level has been covered with 12 ml sheeting to keep the moisture from the soil from penetrating the airspace of the crawlspace, this also helps in the extraction of large volumes of unwanted water. Ask us about our encapsulation program and look at our video for more information.
 
Water removal services are easy to come by when you know the right team to call. You can reach SERVPRO of Madison / Goodlettsville 24/7 by calling (615) 868-5324.

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