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Professionals Help Mitigate Flood Damage in Your Nashville Area Home

6/17/2018 (Permalink)

Storm Damage Professionals Help Mitigate Flood Damage in Your Nashville Area Home Flooding after a storm can seem insurmountable. Call SERVPRO immediately after you and your family are safe for remediation services.

Certified SERVPRO Technicians Respond Quickly to Dry Out Your Property After Flooding

As you may already know, the longer water remains in your Nashville area home after a flood, the harder it is to recover from this kind of event. It helps to have someone on your side that operates locally, giving you access to the equipment, personnel, and resources needed to limit any losses you might experience.  

Contacting your insurance company before tragedy strikes is always a good idea. You need to understand more about your insurance and the specific coverage you have to protect your investment correctly. It is also a good idea to have the contact information of an area company who specializes in flood damage in Nashville on your emergency readiness checklist.  

SERVPRO can provide you with IICRC-industry certified technicians, 24/7, anytime, day or night. Our office is strategically located to provide you with a fast response, during those times when you need someone’s support the most. It is our job to get flood waters in your home under control while assisting with maintaining a safe, healthy living environment for you and your family.

SERVPRO technicians address each job individually, giving you access to highly-trained experts who can perform water extraction, drying, and damage mitigation services on your property as fast and efficiently as possible. However, every job is different, making it just as crucial for technicians to think outside of the box, delivering unique solutions that meet your circumstances precisely. Our services were designed to adjust to your specific needs and help limit associated costs.

SERVPRO works with your insurance company to ensure you get the help you need. We walk you through your property, explain our services and your situation in detail so that you understand more about what needs to happen in your home. Our technicians can help you decide which steps to take, whether potential hazards exist, and how you can successfully prevent problems like this from occurring in the future.  

Give us a call at SERVPRO of Madison / Goodlettsville for quality cleanup & restoration services you can trust to get your home back to normal, fast. (615) 868-5324

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Removing The Water Source That Allowed Mold Damage In Your Nashville Home

6/8/2018 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation Removing The Water Source That Allowed Mold Damage In Your Nashville Home One of the typical locations to find mold damage in your Nashville home is down in the lower levels like your basement and cellar area.

Mold Damage In Your Home

When you have discovered mold growth in your Nashville home, your first instinct might be to question the cleanliness of your habits. This is a common misconception about mold and fungal growth, but its presence has virtually nothing to do with the cleanliness of the home that you keep. In fact, it is very simple for mold and microbial growth to happen, and it only requires moisture and warmth to achieve.

One of the typical locations to find mold damage in your Nashville home is down in the lower levels like your basement and cellar area. These areas are warm enough often to support the colonization of mold spores and tend to be the most susceptible areas for moisture and dampness due to their simple construction and vulnerable mortar joints.

Our SERVPRO professionals can help you to not only overcome the mold growth in your home by working to remove the present colony but also to aid in identifying the source of the moisture that allowed the growth in the first place. This inspection of your entire affected area helps to determine what areas need to get isolated with air scrubbers to prevent the spread of active spores and possible points of moisture penetration that allows for the dampness in the room.

If these vulnerable points are small repairs, our SERVPRO technicians can help to seal up these points to prevent further water penetration in the immediate future. For larger and more complex repairs and rebuilds, you have to seek out the services of a qualified residential contractor instead before the remediation work can take place.

Overcoming mold growth in your home is nothing that any homeowner wants to have to contend with, but an unfortunate reality for many people living in the area. The best thing that you can do is to keep close tabs on areas of your home that might be susceptible to moisture and dampness and work to stay ahead of it. Our certified applied microbial remediation technicians at SERVPRO of Madison / Goodlettsville can help you to remove any colonies that you might encounter, and work quickly to return your home to its original conditions. Give us a call anytime you need us at (615) 868-5324.

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When Your Nashville Home Requires Water Removal

5/27/2018 (Permalink)

Water Damage When Your Nashville Home Requires Water Removal When you continually come home to a wet crawlspace, it's time to discuss sump pumps or encapsulation to stop damaging your home. Call SERVPRO.

SERVPRO Technicians Remediate Damage as Well as Help Prevent Future Problems

Nashville homeowners are quite familiar with the severe weather damage that could affect their home. Even without the excessive storms passing through the area, natural springs on the property around your home present an ever-present threat to the foundation of your house, with constant water pressure trying to penetrate the blockwork of your basement and crawlspace.  
 
While you might never want to need water removal services for your Nashville home, sometimes nature has other plans. With the degradation of the blockwork used to construct your home over time, the likelihood of impending flooding and substantial damage can prove inevitable for some houses in the area. Fortunately, when it comes to weatherproofing your home against this persistent threat, or removing the damage that has already occurred, SERVPRO is here to help you through it all.  
 
Our team of technicians responds quickly to your call to start assessing the damage that your home faces and what our professionals must do to restore the damage and safeguard your home from further trouble in the future. Starting this process involves locating the source of the damage that you experience right now and sealing up these areas (where possible) with hydraulic cement to withstand the pressure of the water from the exterior attempting to make it in.  
 
More widespread failure of your foundation could require reconstruction efforts from a residential contractor before measures can be taken to restore the damages and safeguard from further issues completely. One of these measures that can get taken and recommended by our SERVPRO professionals is to encapsulate the crawlspace of your home, which is often the source of persistent moisture and dampness to many residences.  
 
This process seals up penetration points in the construction, and then encapsulates the entire area in a thick 12mm plastic sheeting to prevent water from getting into this area, and then making its way into your home. Often the installation of a sump pump is necessary to divert water out of this area. This approach also seals off any exterior points of access, which helps to reduce heating and cooling costs if your crawlspace directly shares adjacent walls and flooring with other areas of your home.  
 
Needing water removal for your home might not be something that you are entirely familiar with, but with the right team of professionals at your disposal, it does not have to feel overwhelming. Our SERVPRO of Madison / Goodlettsville technicians are available 24/7 to help you with any water damage concerns you have and restore your home to the way it used to be. Give us a call today at (615) 868-5324.

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Fire Damage Experts In Nashville Describe Cleaning Soot From Fabrics

5/25/2018 (Permalink)

Fire Damage Fire Damage Experts In Nashville Describe Cleaning Soot From Fabrics SERVPRO takes the extra mile to restore your upholstery and personal belongings from smoke damage.

SERVPRO is Here to Restore your Nashville Fabrics Back to Pre-Loss Condition

Many things inside your Nashville home are made out of fibers or fabric material. Most pieces of furniture consist of various fibers that are woven together. Carpets and rugs inside your house contain fibers woven into face yarns. Mattresses and expensive lampshades are also covered with a fabric material.

If a fire starts on your property, your contents and building materials are both at risk. When mitigating fire damage in Nashville, fabric materials are inspected and cleaned of soot and odors if needed. The flames, heat, and smoke coming from a blaze inside a structure can all cause different types of damage.

Flames and heat can burn or char items to the point where they need to be refinished or removed and replaced. The smoke created by burnt materials first moves upward with the heat, then travels throughout the building. Smoke leaves behind soot residues and penetrates into porous materials causing burnt fragrances to exist.

Fabrics are porous materials that can absorb soot and unpleasant aromas. Fabrics are produced using a variety of fibers and constructions. Many fabrics contain multiple dyes, finishes, and coatings.

Our SERVPRO technicians use various techniques when cleaning smoke residues from fabrics without forcing the residues deeper into the fabrics. In many cases, mattresses and box springs are protected from smoke damage from the bedding that lies on top of it. The areas on mattresses that are most exposed are the sides of the box springs. If the fabric surrounding the box springs contain moderate soot residue, then they can be cleaned using hot water extraction upholstery methods.

Many times, lamp shades are not cost effective to clean, so they get replaced when damaged. However, some expensive lamp shades can be cleaned to avoid a costly replacement. Lamp shades can often be cleaned using wet cleaning or dry cleaning with solvent methods. We use caution whenever cleaning lamp shades to ensure that we do not damage any of the trim components or the material.

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When restoring cleaning soots created by smoke off of fabric materials, we take extra measures to ensure pungent odors do not remain after the restoration process. If you need help cleaning fabrics that contain soot residue, call SERVPRO of Madison / Goodlettsville at (615) 868-5324.

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Handling Mold Damage With Much Care in Nashville

5/8/2018 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation Handling Mold Damage With Much Care in Nashville Don't Dispair in Nashville, Call SERVPRO for Mold Cleanup and Remediation

SERVPRO Remediates Mold Problems Safely and Carefully

Mold damage may lead to health effects, and there is a need to seek professional remediation services. During this process, observing safety measures is a priority and making sure you do not spread the spores to unaffected areas in your Nashville property. To achieve that, getting the basics of containment right is crucial. The fundamental rule is to make sure you do not introduce an airflow from a contaminated area to a clean area thus prevent spreading the spores.

There are many techniques that out SERVPRO technicians use to establish containment during mold damage in Nashville. One of them is by setting up negative pressure on the area that needs containment to prevent the spread of spores. We can also seal HVAC vents and in some cases put in place plastic sheeting to act as containment barriers. Given that there are chances of contaminating the tools we use, disinfecting them is necessary and as a result, we establish cleans rooms to do that job. These isolated small areas also serve as a staging area for donning PPE personal protection equipment when required.

Dependent on the surface with mold growth, our SERVPRO technicians opt for appropriate removal procedures. When working on porous surfaces, in most cases, we remove the materials and discard them. An example of porous materials includes carpeting, insulation, fabrics, and drywall. When dealing with nonporous surfaces, we may decide to use HEPA vacuuming as long as the materials are dry. In some situations, damp wiping may be the best option. When wiping, we use detergents that sanitize the materials to help prevent the possibility of future mold growth cases. When raw wood is infested with mold colonies in a crawlspace or attic, we can use a method called soda blasting that rasps the growth with a pressurized bicarbonate jet spray.

It is also important to note that mold spore settle downwards and that is why our SERVPRO technicians start the cleaning process from the structure's top to its bottom. If there is airflow in the contaminated area, we usually clean surfaces towards the flow of air. Drying the surfaces then follows and the aim is to create unsuitable conditions for mold growth since the spore thrive well in moist conditions.

SERVPRO of Madison / Goodlettsville is a reliable industry leader in fire, water, mold, and storm damage restoration. Call us at (615) 868-5324 to make you feel "Like it never even happened."

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Controlling Common Precursors To Mold Damage In Nashville

5/2/2018 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation Controlling Common Precursors To Mold Damage In Nashville Even a tiny leak can lead to catastrophic mold damage to your Nashville home if you are not careful.

Mold Damage

Most varieties of mold damage in Nashville require a source of excess water or moisture to begin growing, as their simple physiology needs relatively high amounts of food and water to facilitate rapid reproduction. Unfortunately, most homes in the area are ideal places for spores to grow and spread, as they contain favorable environmental conditions and ample food sources. Controlling water is thus the most important factor in stopping the spread of fungal colonies: watch out for these precursors, and few types of mold can survive in your home.

Leaks
Even a tiny leak can lead to catastrophic mold damage to your Nashville home if you are not careful. Leaks can come from appliances, holes in the building exterior, pipe ruptures, and many other sources. They provide enough water to feed a significant population of spores without drawing much attention from you. Be mindful of potential weak spots in your home where leaks might be likely and, if you have further concerns, contact SERVPRO to find out how we can help without advanced moisture detection tools.

Flooding
Flooding of any kind is a common precursor to mold, as floodwaters can be difficult to drain and dry out within a short time frame. SERVPRO stocks the equipment necessary to dry out your home before mold problems can develop, but response times are critical to our success. Be certain to call us right away if any part of your home floods.

High Humidity
Some types of mold can grow without a source of liquid water and subsist only off of high relative humidity in your home. While this can be difficult to control in cities like Nashville, where humid conditions are the norm, there are some steps you can take to keep moisture in check. Be sure to dry up spills instead of letting them evaporate, keep air circulating in the home, and if problems persist, contact us to find out how we can reduce humidity for you.

SERVPRO of Madison / Goodlettsville responds quickly and professionally to any mold damage call. Call us at (615) 868-5324 so we can treat both the mold and the source of the problem and keep your home secure.

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Water Removal Services for Your Nashville Office Building

5/1/2018 (Permalink)

Commercial Water Removal Services for Your Nashville Office Building A burst pipe in your office building can cause severe damage, call SERVPRO immediately to remove the water and minimize the damage.

Call SERVPRO as Soon as Possible after Commercial Water Damage to Restore Your Space and Minimize the Damage

While you might always work to keep your Nashville office building running smoothly, you cannot ever plan for unexpected events like substantial water emergencies. Instances like broken pipes within the walls or above the ceiling grids of your facility can affect a broad area and cause widespread damages in a brief period. Considering that you not only have expensive equipment and electronics likely spread out through the facility, you also likely have records and servers which retain sensitive and client-specific information that you cannot afford to lose.

Our team does not just claim that We’re Faster To Any Size Disaster. Our commitment to being available when you need us is something that you should remember when faced with the need for water removal services in your Nashville office building. The team that can offer a rapid response is the same restoration outfit that can work to ensure that your facility does not succumb to worse damages as the pooling water continues to spread and affect new areas of your building.

When our IICRC certified professionals arrive at your business, our first concern is ensuring that the source of the water damage that you face has gotten successfully shut down so that our restoration process can begin. A thorough inspection of the entire affected area, as well as adjacent rooms to the damage, get thoroughly assessed for possible losses, and our technicians develop a site-specific restoration plan to bring your building back to the way that it used to be.

While our ability to extract pooled water and dry the area thoroughly often is sufficient, sometimes the immediate damage to the structure and surfaces in the vicinity is too severe for conventional restoration. In these situations, our SERVPRO professionals utilize our training in controlled demolition to remove overly damaged portions of the construction materials for replacement by a commercial contractor.

When your office building requires water removal services, this issue needs to get addressed as quickly as possible. Our SERVPRO of Madison / Goodlettsville restoration specialists are always available for any water emergency or potential disaster that you might face. Give us a call anytime at (615) 868-5324.

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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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