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Removing and Preventing Mold Damage in Nashville

9/4/2018 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation Removing and Preventing Mold Damage in Nashville Nashville Crawlspaces Benefit from SERVPRO's Mold Remediation and then Encapsulation. Call for a Consultation.

SERVPRO Offers Nashville Property Owners Mold Remediation and Encapsulation as a Preventative Measure

Nashville homes deal with water problems every year, but they often miss what can be a follow-up disaster. Usually, dormant spores become active and proliferate through a home after they absorb enough moisture.
 
A large share of Nashville mold damage starts behind walls and under the feet of homeowners. SERVPRO restoration teams often find themselves pulling down walls and crawling under homes to find the source of the problem.
 
In cases like these, the mold usually grows over surfaces, but it can dig into drywall and even the framing behind it if not caught quickly. While drywall is easy and cheap to remove and replace, wall framing can be more difficult. Technicians often have to scrape mold from the surface, and if the spores went deep, they could sand down the surface to remove the infestation. Wood studs can also be sprayed with an antimildew product after removing the mold and hyphae.
 
To reduce the risk of mold growth and contamination, SERVPRO recommends encapsulation for crawlspaces exposed to water. Team members start by examining the concrete walls for leaks and seeps. If they find one even as small as a pinpoint, they use hydraulic cement to seal them against further water intrusion.
 
Other specialists level the dirt floor to prevent pooling and then cover it with heavy, polyethylene sheeting. If needed, they use wood framing to hold the sheets in place. Next, they secure the ends of the sheets to the now sealed walls with a polyurethane caulk or a specially designed, two-sided, foundation tape. Team members continue using polyethylene sheets to seal off the walls. They secure them with the same caulk and tape and also use more wood framing for additional support.
 
After completing encapsulation, specialists use a moisture meter to determine if the humidity levels are at an acceptable level. If needed, they can use a dehumidifier to remove water from the air until the level measures as normal. To keep the humidity down, team members can leave a container of desiccant material to continue absorbing moisture. In extreme conditions or environments, a permanent dehumidifier can be installed in the crawl space. Less moisture means less chance of mold growth. The encapsulation also limits food sources for mold spores to develop into large colonies.
 
Our goal at SERVPRO of Madison / Goodlettsville is to bring each home back to a clean condition. If you are still dealing with effects from the last storm or flood whether the result was mold damage or not, contact us at (615) 868-5324 today to begin the restoration process.

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Eliminating The Smell Of Fire Damage In A Nashville Home

8/29/2018 (Permalink)

Fire Damage Eliminating The Smell Of Fire Damage In A Nashville Home SERVPRO of Madison / Goodlettsville can help you mitigate fire damage from the start and then help you control remaining odors.

Eliminating The Smell Of Fire Damage

Nashville is home to some of the region's most-loved foods, and cooking these for friends and family can fill your kitchen, and sometimes, your entire home, with wonderful smells. The smell of comfort food being prepared can make even the worst day seem bearable.

Those who live in Nashville after fire damage happened in their home know that these wonderful smells often give way to the acrid-smelling odors from the fire. These new and unwanted scents can permeate into books, paneling, carpeting, and bedding. They continually waft through the air, especially on warmer, more humid days. Soot particles from the fire continue breaking down and then float through the air, making it possible to curb the amount of odor you detect by eliminating the particles.

SERVPRO's IICRC-certified Odor Control Technician (OCT) can perform different measures to eliminate the smell at its source. These methods use different gases that render the particles inert. Machines that produce either ozone or hydroxyl allow these gases to slowly travel through the air, where they interact with soot particles and neutralize them. Once neutralized, they no longer produce a noticeable smell.

Ozone is probably better known to most people than hydroxyl gas. With ozone, a very fresh scent is produced, much like after a spring shower or summer storm. We can use hydroxyl gas in many situations where using ozone cannot. These include places where plants, pets, or people are at, as well as damp carpeting or rugs. Using ozone in these situations can create problems. For example, damp rugs can become stained and discolored if ozone is used near them.

After these methods eliminate the odor-causing particles, we can also discuss with you additional options. Leaving your home with a long-lasting pleasant scent throughout can be a welcome change to your home's atmosphere. Gel packs placed around your home provide alternative scents that slowly dissipate. Another option is to inject timed-release scented liquids into various spots in your carpeting's padding. We only use these as an additional treatment, and not to mask smoke and soot odors.

SERVPRO of Madison / Goodlettsville can help you mitigate fire damage from the start and then help you control remaining odors. Serving our community by providing restoration services to families in Lockeland Springs and Inglewood, in addition to neighboring towns, our emergency number is always available to you. Contact us at (615) 868-5324 whenever you have a disaster.

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Flood Damage Experts in Nashville Talk about the Final Cleaning Process

8/14/2018 (Permalink)

Storm Damage Flood Damage Experts in Nashville Talk about the Final Cleaning Process Rely on the SERVPRO Green Fleet for Storm Damage Mitigation in the Nashville Area--Commercial and Residential

Nashville Storm Property Owners Get Full SERVPRO Treatment--"Like it never even happened."

Thunderstorms that spread into Nashville create conditions that can cause problems with your property. When excessive rain pours into your neighborhood quickly, it is likely that flood damage can result. When water starts to build up outside it can find its ways into your home through lower door seals. When the rain comes down hard in Nashville, it can also enter your house through old window seals.
 
Once moisture enters your building, the problems can get more severe as time goes on. When mitigating flood damage in Nashville, our SERVPRO experts remove moisture as quickly as possible to prevent secondary issues. Items that come into direct contact with water receive primary water damage problems such as carpet delaminating. If water vapor in the air causes issues, they are considered secondary.
 
After the work area is deemed safe, the first step our SERVPRO technicians complete is the extraction phase. We use our specialized industrial extraction equipment to remove standing water and moisture present inside carpet and upholstery. Once all of the water possible is sucked into a sewer drain or wastewater tank, we start rapidly drying out your structural components.
 
During the drying stage, we use specialized equipment to create an environment that helps speed up the time it naturally takes to dry out materials. Air movers get set up to create air circulation that helps moisture keep evaporating from the surfaces of wet materials. Dehumidifiers are working in the center of the airflow so that they remove water from the wet air and exhaust out warm, dry air to be used in the circulation process.
 
Once the moisture content of contents and building materials returns to preloss conditions, we begin the reconstruction and final cleaning steps. If any baseboard or drywall got removed in the drying process, we re-install them as needed. If any holes got drilled into the drywall to create an airflow inside wall cavities, we patch up the holes. If the carpet or pad was removed to dry out subfloors, then we re-install the flooring materials or provide a source to accomplish the above rebuilding and renovating needs.
 
After your home gets put back together by either our team or a certified sub-contractor, we complete a final cleaning process. Any dust creating during the restoration projects gets wiped off as well as any paint or drywall splashes. In most cases, we clean all of the carpets inside your home so that it smells and looks "Like it never even happened." If you ever have problems with wet materials or contents after a thunderstorm, call SERVPRO of Madison / Goodlettsville at (615) 868-5324 any time of the day.

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Unexpected Water Damage From Underneath Your Nashville Residence

8/12/2018 (Permalink)

Water Damage Unexpected Water Damage From Underneath Your Nashville Residence When water comes up into your house from the crawlspace and damages your flooring, it is time to give SERVPRO a call for drying out services.

SERVPRO Technicians Quickly Assess and Remediate the Damage Regardless of the Source of the Excess Water in Your Home

As a Nashville homeowner, you can find yourself surprised at the varying degrees of threats that your residence can experience throughout your lifetime. While you work to stay ahead of the curve as much as possible, changes in the environment and readjustments of the earth below your house could allow for unexpected occurrences that you have yet to experience.

Among these unexpected threats is water damage coming up from beneath your Nashville home into the crawlspace area and adversely affecting your lower floor. Various effects could result from pooling water underneath your house, and others that can occur if the primary threat is persistent moisture.

One of the most significant concerns that homeowners should have when water damage arises in this area of their property is the effect it has on the floors. Moisture and dampness can warp wooden floors, or saturate and irreparably damage carpeted areas. Our SERVPRO technicians can help you to restore these areas, and if the damage is too considerable, to remove them to prepare for replacement.

With environmental changes like newfound springs on your property, sometimes containing and diverting the water can be almost impossible. In these cases, our SERVPRO technicians incorporate encapsulation for this area beneath your house to protect it from dampness and persistent water flow. This thick plastic coating on all of the supports, walls, and underneath flooring overhead can help to eliminate moisture from this previously affected area.

Often water diversion and ongoing drying efforts are encouraged by the professionals on site. In these cases, we recommend the installation of dehumidification machines, and sump pumps to remove the water away from this area of your house, or both. Removing the threat of persistent moisture can help keep the structural elements of your home stronger and help them to last longer.

You might not become aware of a threat like moisture and water damage from below your home until you experience the effects throughout your house. Even when these conditions are upon you, our SERVPRO of Madison / Goodlettsville experienced restoration experts can help you get things back to the way they should be. Give us a call anytime at (615) 868-5324.

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Commercial Water Removal Service In Nashville

7/24/2018 (Permalink)

Commercial Commercial Water Removal Service In Nashville Commercial water removal in Nashville needs a trained restoration service.

Commercial Water Removal Service

When a Nashville business floods, many owners try to remove property or push the water out of their business themselves. Even if there is only enough water to cover the floor, getting rid of it without professional help is not advisable.

Commercial water removal in Nashville needs a trained restoration service. SERVPRO technicians train to the industry standards established by the IICRC (Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration Certification). Following these rules is important, especially when the client is a small business like a bakery. Getting the job right can mean the difference between staying open to customers and losing everything.

Since most commercial water damage results from a failed plumbing issue, the first task is to find and stop the leak. Our specialists can repair most minor issues, but if the problem is larger than a failed connection or a split water hose on an industrial dishwasher, the restoration team leader recommends bringing in a licensed plumber.

Now, the heavy lifting begins. The team leader directs bringing in one or more water pumps for any amount high enough to cover the tops of his shoes. Even in a business with a large floor area, our specialists can remove the water in a day or two.

Once completed, specialists switch to water extraction wands. These smaller devices draw water off of concrete and linoleum quickly and are also excellent for drawing water out of carpets in office or customer service areas. The wands SERVPRO uses also contain a heating element, so the handlers can also adjust the temperature to begin drying out these carpets simultaneously, saving time.

In a food service facility, it is also necessary to remove water from the air inside. Lowering the humidity helps to dry out the business and also to reduce the risk of mold spores expanding and growing behind ovens and other equipment or starting to spread behind bathroom walls. Specialists install dehumidifiers to draw out up to 25 gallons from the air every 24 hours. The exact rate depends on how heavy the air is with moisture.

The goal at SERVPRO of Madison / Goodlettsville is to help each business reopen as soon as possible. If you have any water issues at your business and need our removal service, call us at (615) 868-5324 today to get started.

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Flood Damage in Your Nashville Finished Basement

7/23/2018 (Permalink)

Storm Damage Flood Damage in Your Nashville Finished Basement Your basement can be a significant part of your living space rather than just a storage area. Contact SERVPRO for drying out services after a flood.

SERVPRO Technicians Remediate Flooding in Any Part of Your Home

While you do not always consider the detrimental effects of severe weather systems passing through the area, many Nashville homes are at risks that they have yet to realize. Structural concerns are a leading cause of instances of flooding, where degrading materials in your home's construction allow for water to pass through easily. Ultimately, the result is several inches of water in lower levels of your house.

Traditional flooding and flash flooding are also potential possibilities for your house during longer bouts of severe weather. Once the ground becomes overly saturated, it fails to absorb the torrential rainfall. Regardless of the avenue the water took to enter your residence, restoring the flood damages in Nashville is often an intricate process.

Our SERVPRO professionals might begin with the extraction of the water as a form of mitigation to lessen any potential damage from this point, but a primary focus for our technicians is to isolate the entry point and repair this damage as well. Eliminating this penetration point can keep further flooding from occurring while the restoration process continues.

In areas like the basement, many homeowners have concrete floors and block walls. For those with a finished basement, the damage to the materials like your drywall and flooring can be irreparable after even a short time exposed to the pooling floodwaters. Finished basements often require flood cuts to get made, removing anything from several inches to several feet from the foot of drywall or paneling up to where the water has not reached.

The removal of this material can help our SERVPRO technicians gain better access for drying the affected areas. Ultimately, replacing these portions of drywall rarely is challenging, and becomes a way to make the restoration more efficient overall.

Overcoming flood damage can be a challenge when you find it unexpectedly. Conventional cleaning and drying methods can rarely keep up with the high volume of water present, so these processes should get handled by professionals. Our SERVPRO of Madison / Goodlettsville technicians are available 24/7 by calling (615) 868-5324.

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A Restoration Team That Goes the Extra Mile to Restore Fire Damages in Your Nashville Home

7/8/2018 (Permalink)

Fire Damage A Restoration Team That Goes the Extra Mile to Restore Fire Damages in Your Nashville Home Looking at the damage left by a fire can be quite overwhelming. Contact SERVPRO to remediate the damage and help you through this stressful time.

Team SERVPRO Offers Effective Remediation Services After a Fire in Your Home

When a fire breaks out in your Nashville residence, the last thing that you tend to think about at that time is the work involved in restoring the damage that it causes. You instead think about the items that are still inside your house, and how things might never be the way that they were just a short time ago. When it comes to the point where you are considering professional restoration, you need more than just a company that can clean and rebuild.

With the wide range of potential fire damages that can affect your Nashville home in an incident like this, choosing the right professional restorers can make all of the difference. They become the force driving your house to return to its original condition, and the team of experts putting everything back in place so that you can resume comfortable living in the future. Many companies might be able to restore your home after a fire, but you want to choose the professionals that go the extra mile for you in this trying time.

Our SERVPRO team of qualified and experienced technicians does just that. We work hard to make sure that the burden of the restoration your home needs is not falling on your shoulders. It begins with our work directly with the insurance adjuster for the claim you file to prevent the stress of dealing with this alone.
 
Services like pack-outs remove damaged items from your home and take them to a place where they can get concentrated restoration efforts, and remain free from further damage until they can get safely returned to your home when the project nears completion.

It might be easy to see that your home needs professional restoration following a widespread fire, but the decision of whom to choose might not always be so clear. You can always rely on our SERVPRO of Madison / Goodlettsville fire restoration technicians to help you overcome the damage and go the extra mile for you. Give us a call anytime at (615) 868-5324.

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Protecting Your Nashville Music Venue With Fast Water Removal Services

6/30/2018 (Permalink)

Commercial Protecting Your Nashville Music Venue With Fast Water Removal Services Music performers count on the stage at your facility to express their talents. Contact SERVPRO to remediate your venue after water damage.

Team SERVPRO Understands the Value of Drying Out Your Business Property Quickly in Preventing a Mold Infestation

For those that live in the Nashville area, a natural disaster such as flooding is almost commonplace. With so many creeks and rivers all throughout the region, heavy rainfalls can allow for these bodies of water to rise and affect all of the property around them. Being that this city is one of a thousand stages, music venues of all shapes and sizes are tucked away in every corner. When the water is rising, your venue might find itself on the inevitable path to flooding.

While the nature of flooding might vary from instance to instance, the need for commercial water removal services in Nashville is fairly universal between properties. You work quickly to remove any contents, equipment, and items of your business in the pathway of the destruction. Our SERVPRO team of professionals can not only help you restore the physical damages to your property from these rising waters but also work to get the contents of any room or space away from the impending concerns.

Our technicians first assess the damage and what can get done to stop further floodwaters from invading your building and worsen current conditions. During this initial inspection, we take note of items that must get removed from the area to prevent irreparable damage, as part of our pack-out process.

It is at this time that the bulk of the restoration work happens, from extraction to drying. With mold damage able to form in as little as 72 hours, our SERVPRO professionals are on a timetable from the moment that we begin with removing the water. Various extraction techniques get employed in the removal process, from weighted extraction on carpeted areas to wet vacs and portable pumps.

Once our team has taken most of the steps necessary to return your home to original condition, we can bring the equipment and items removed from your building back to where we found them. When you are facing flooding in your music venue or any business you might oversee, you can count on our SERVPRO of Madison / Goodlettsville team of restoration specialists to help you clean up the mess. Give us a call today at (615) 868-5324.

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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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